Is Presidents rule the right solution if the Telangana talks fail?
In the process, it had a negative effect in a different way. From the time of 2004 when YSR was given a free hand, he went about strengthening his own power base with the solid support of the High Command and he more or less succeeded in sidelining every other leader of importance or any other serious challenger to his undisputed hegemony. The crowning glory of the 2009 elections gave a further impetus to this as YSR went about sidelining or pushing them into irrelevance many of the other senior or important leaders whom he thought could challenge his undisputed power. D ...more