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TRS leaders during the 48-hour protest by the Congress at Indira Park in Hyderabad - PTI.
Caught literally between the devil and the deep sea, Congress legislators from Telangana are now desperately searching for an 'escape route' from their misadventure against the high command.
On one hand the Telangana Congress leaders have become the subject of ridicule to their own party colleagues from Andhra-Rayalaseema regions and, on the other, they are under immense pressure from the high command to fall in line and put an end to the ongoing drama over the statehood demand.
Also, with their proposed 48-hour hunger-strike ending in just about 33 hours without any impact, the Telangana Congress leaders are all at sea.
At least the ministers and the MLAs, who put in their papers on July 4 along with the MPs and the MLCs demanding creation of Telangana state, are said to be keen on withdrawing their resignations but are unable to do so fearing wrath of the people, sources said.
The ministers and the MLAs, who have been holding talks with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana in turns, have explained their predicament and pleaded with the two leaders to get at least a statement issued by the high command in favour of Telangana.
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