The book penned by Undavalli Arun Kumar has given scope for discussion on the party & leaders who could claim credit for Telangana statehood. While Undavalli opined Jaipal Reddy was instrumental in passage of Bill, TRS Leaders differ with it and claims only because of KCR the dream of four crore people was fulfilled. Whereas, Congress Leaders say they had put in lot of efforts and Jaipal Reddy has contributed so much. Even Jaipal Reddy claimed credit for T-statehood while responding on Undavalli's take on passage of Bill.
Prof Kodandaram came forward to share his views on the issue: 'All the political parties in AP have voted for Telangana statehood on December 7th, 2009. But, Congress Leaders from AP changed their stand after the announcement of Union Home Minister. They tried to disrupt the proceedings to stop passage of bill. Finally, Telangana Bill was passed because of Sonia's determination, Consensus between Sushma Swaraj-Kamal Nath & Jaipal Reddy's active participation,' he told.
The statement of Prof Kodandaram favoring Congress Party & its Leaders is a huge shock to TRS. How would Telangana CM KCR counter it?