During the early sixties war between India and China, there was a compulsory recruitment of the youth into the army. As most of them did not return home alive, parents and teenagers used to hide from the police who would com out of the blue and pick up the young.
Parallel can be drawn in the current AP Congress matters. The AICC in-charge of AP affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad seems to have forgotten the road to Hyderabad. The leader who had hogged the headlines some time back with his frequent trips to Hyderabad for party affairs was last seen in the City on July 1, that too not exactly for AP party works, but to garner support for the then UPA’ presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.
Azad did not take stock of the situation in the party post the bypolls. He is angry with all leaders who could just win a miserable two seats.
One Congress leader said in jest that Azad is scared of facing active media corps of the State, hence giving it a miss.
Congress grapevine has it that it is not Azad alone, the Centre’s emissary, Vayalar Ravi, who made many visits before the bypoll too is ducking the AP issue.
No central leader would like to take up the AP party charge as it is in a deep mess.