If anynone is responsible for getting Telangana , it is not KCR or Jana Reddy or for that matter even Digvijay Singh . Deputy CM C Damodar Raja Narasimha was the one who should be credited for convincing Congress President Sonia Gandhi to push party and the UPA for Telangana decision . He has been the invisible force which exposed the designs o TDP and TRS and motivated the congress leadership to take a fast drive for Telangana instead of supporting the TRS or depending on ‘TDP to foil it .
Damoradam is credited to have pitched for the separate state as against the powerful arguments in favour of the united AP put forth by CM Kiran Reddy and PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana. While CM’s attractive financial package for T and a roadmap to keep state united appeared to have almost convinced party leaders, it was the Damodar’s 11-page report that is believed to have convinced Sonia to take a decision in favour of Telangana.
If you ask how ,here is the time line of Damodaram’s T approach –the dalit approach that appealed to high command .Though CM Kiran is wrongly credited for SC/ST sub plan, it is common knowledge that the Deputy CM and his group of intellectuals including Prof Kancha Illaiah were the key artists behind the concept and its final approval by the Centre etc. So now the Deputy CM is the hot favourite to become next CM of Telangana as well.
Damodaram has been the thorn in the dream mission of Kiran but party high command sabotaged it successfully and gave him a coveted place in the hierarchy and also an invitation to Core committee and CWC on Telengana issue.
It appears Sonia apprehended Kiran’s hostile attitude towards Telangana and hence had made room for Damdaram . On suggestion fron for PCC chief D Srinivas who is close to Sonia and Azad he had brought Deputy CM out of his shell and presented him as an formidable alternative to K Jana Reddy or Jaipal Reddy as next CM material to spearhead both Telangana or even liquidation of united AP So “Congress has once outsmarted TRS in promoting a dalit as future CM of Telengana while TRS chief made empty promises in past to make a dalit CM for maiden Telangana.