Sharmila Yellapragada, the daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has called for an all-party meeting on April 10 to foster unity against the Telangana government. The meeting is expected to be attended by leaders from various political parties, including the Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current political situation in Andhra Pradesh and to come up with a strategy to counter the Telangana government’s alleged attempts to destabilize the state. Sharmila has accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government of trying to create a divide between the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Sharmila, who is also the president of the newly formed YSR Telangana Party, has been actively campaigning against the TRS government for the past few months. She has been holding public meetings and rallies across Telangana, accusing the TRS government of neglecting the development of the state and focusing only on the welfare of Telangana.
The TRS government, on the other hand, has dismissed Sharmila’s allegations and accused her of trying to create a rift between the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for political gain.
The all-party meeting convened by Sharmila is expected to be a platform for leaders from different political parties to come together and discuss issues that affect the people of Andhra Pradesh. It is also an opportunity for Sharmila to showcase her leadership skills and emerge as a credible alternative to the ruling TRS government.
The meeting comes at a time when Andhra Pradesh is facing several challenges, including a financial crisis and a growing demand for Special Category Status (SCS) from various sections of society. The SCS is a classification given by the central government to states that require special financial assistance due to their backwardness and other factors.
The demand for SCS has been a long-standing issue in Andhra Pradesh, with many political parties and civil society organizations demanding that the state be granted the status. The TRS government, however, has been opposing the demand, arguing that it would set a bad precedent and lead to similar demands from other states.
The all-party meeting convened by Sharmila is expected to discuss the SCS issue and come up with a strategy to put pressure on the central government to grant the status to Andhra Pradesh.
In conclusion, the all-party meeting convened by Sharmila Yellapragada on April 10 is an important event in the political landscape of Andhra Pradesh. It provides an opportunity for leaders from different political parties to come together and discuss issues that affect the people of the state. It is also an opportunity for Sharmila to showcase her leadership skills and emerge as a credible alternative to the ruling TRS government. The meeting is expected to discuss issues such as the alleged attempts by the TRS government to destabilize Andhra Pradesh, the financial crisis facing the state, and the demand for Special Category Status.