Andhra Pradesh, Congress party's eternal guinea pig, could see yet another chapter in the ongoing Telangana-Seemandhra tussle over Hyderabad. Congress is faced with three electoral outcomes from the state: Keep AP united: Out of the question, since the party already resolved against it. United AP would mean no votes in Telangana (not delivering the people their "promised land"), no votes in Seemandhra (punishment for the entire turmoil) Divide state the way Telangana wants it: Desired electoral result in Telangana, no votes in Seemandhra, permanent ouster from the region (a la Tamil Nadu) Divide the state the way Seemandhra wants it (Hyderabad in its totality as UT): Much fewer votes in Telangana, much fewer votes in Seemandhra, which would be less than what Congress hoped for, by biting the Telangana bullet . . . Divide the state the way neither region wants it, but in a way that neither can complain: Carve a new Andhra district out of a select portion of Hyderabad, while the remaining portion remains with Telangana. The Andhra portion would be a district of the residual Andhra Pradesh, even if it isn't contiguous with it. The Andhra and Telangana portions of Hyderabad would be seamless (much like Panchkula of Haryana and Mohali of Punjab are seamless with Chandigarh. Sounds idiotic enough? If what I'm hearing from reasonably well-connected people is true, then this is going to be Congress party's "permanent solution" to the Hyderabad problem. Yup.