There is a strong rumour going on in the Telangana Rashtra Samithi circles that it was Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao who was responsible for the precipitation of TRS president K Chandrasekhara Raos fast-unto-death issue to this extent.
As everybody knows KCR had, in fact, called off the fast on Monday evening itself by accepting the juice offered by the doctors at Khammam hospital, as picturised by the police. He thought of returning to Hyderabad by Tuesday morning and addressing a press conference, stating that he had to call off the fast after seeing the violent incidents in Osmania University and elsewhere the previous day; and that he did not want any violence in the agitation, but to carry forward the movement in a peaceful and Gandhian manner.
But Harish Rao did not like the idea. He and some of the MLAs supporting him expressed view that the party would lose credibility with such gimmicks and the Telangana movement would die a natural death. So, he called up his friends in Osmania University and other parts of the Telangana to take up agitations against KCRs decision in a big way. Within minutes, the call spread like wild fire and the agitated students took out mock funeral procession of KCR and burnt his effigies.
At the same time, channels started castigating KCR for dropping the gun before firing the bullets. Revolutionary singer Gaddar reacted wildly and made castigating remarks against KCR. This triggered a mass movement within hours and students spontaneously entered the scene and hijacked the movement. And KCR had no other option but to announce that the police had cheated him and he would continue his fast.
Sources said KCRs son K T Rama Rao had a quarrel with Harish Rao, blaming him for the sudden turn of events. Now, the movement has slipped from the hands of KCR and went into the hands of students and other organisations. And it forced KCR to continue his fast to keep up his image!