This makes for very interesting reading:
There’s nothing interesting about the politician in question or the backtracking he’s doing; what’s interesting is just how scared this 82-year old veteran is. Scared of repercussions after he criticized Sonia, he said he’d touch Sonia’s feet if she agreed to splitting Telengana. The abjectness of his situation, and the culture within the Congress, come through pretty clearly. Numerous Congress leaders, including his own son, jumped to denounce his statements.