"The future will decide that," was the cryptic reply that Vijaya gave when she was asked about political speculation in this regard.
Asked specifically whether she would rule out the possibility of either YSRC's merger or alliance with Congress, she merely said the future would decide that.
However, with her remarks creating a major storm in Andhra politics, Vijaya issued a terse statement dismissing the party's merger or alliance with Congress.
"YSR Congress party rules out merger with Congress," the statement signed by Vijaya said.
Earlier, she had said, "Jagan has categorically said there will be not be any alliance with communal parties (read BJP)."
For long, the principal opposition Telugu Desam Party had been alleging that YSRC was into a "match-fixing" deal with the Congress and once Jagan was bailed out of the ongoing criminal cases, the two parties would become one.
Even today, TDP politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu forecast that the YSR Congress would eventually merge with the Congress.
"Is it not a fact that Vijaya and Jagan entered into an agreement with the Congress to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister in 2014? Why did Jagan and Vijaya not publicise the agreements they had with the Congress high command," Yanamala said in a statement.
Vijaya's ambivalent stand vis-a-vis the Congress only gives credence to the opposition's charge.
With her son and Kadapa MP lodged in jail as an undertrial in the disproportionate assets case, Vijaya has been holding fort of the 18-month-old party and taking on the Congress government in AP through a series of agitation
programmes on different issues.
Vying for YSR legacy, Cong releases his diary, slams family
Congress today made a concerted effort to assert that the legacy of late YSR rested only with it as top party leaders released his diary on the historic 2003 padayatra and openly criticised the leader's family for not emulating his "greatest quality of discipline".
With YSR Congress of Jaganmohan Reddy making deep inroads and claiming to be the true inheritor of YSR legacy, Congress leaders effused praise on Reddy, calling him a "true loyalist" of the Gandhi family and as one who never crossed the "Laxman rekha", but not before taking a dig at YSR's family.
The leaders, included Union Ministers Vayalar Ravi and Ghulam Nabi Azad, did not hide their disappointment in YSR's son rebelling against Sonia Gandhi and the Congress when they articulated more than once that YSR was always loyal to the party though he had differences of opinion.
Gandhi, who is away for medical treatment, had sent a message for the "success of the event."
If Ravi categorically said YSR legacy wrests only with the Congress as it was the party's platform which catapulted him as a mass leader, Azad hit the nail on the head by saying "unlike his family members, YSR was a hardcore Gandhi family loyalist who never crossed Laxman rekha."
The book 'Padayatra My Diary -- Y S Rajasekhara Reddy' published by the late leader's friend K V P Ramachandra Rao is a translation of the experiences the late leaders had penned or narrated during the 2003 padayatra that brought the party to power after a decade.
Not just Ravi and Azad, top leaders like Motilal Vora, R K Dhawan, Digvijay Singh, Union Minister Rajiv Shukla and Chiranjeevi also participated in the function which saw over 10 Ministers from Andhra Pradesh in attendance.
"He was dynamic leader. He used to fight within the party... in a democratic party, it is usual that clashes happen between leaders. But whenever there was a crunch, he always accepted the leadership's decision... his greatest quality was he was a disciplined leader," Azad, said in an obvious reference to Jagan not listening to Gandhi's advice.
Calling YSR a "selfless worker" and a person who was a true Congressman in every sense, Ravi said YSR's legacy is with the Congress and nobody can claim right to it and that the legacy will help the Congress in future.
"People look at the Congress party as a party which made YSR a big leader and then the Chief Minister. His legacy will help us in the future," he said.
Azad narrated several incidents to drive home the point that YSR never deviated away from the party and never let his personal discontentment affect the prospects of the party in elections.
"He was a great leader and his greatest quality was that he was disciplined. Whatever he did was in the interest of the party," he said.
The Congress General Secretary also acknowledged that Congress would not have come back to power in Andhra Pradesh if YSR had not cooperated with him.
"He was a staunch Congressman. We need disciplined people like him and who imbibe all qualities," Azad said.
Vora went down the memory lane and narrated his meetings with YSR and the affection he had for the Gandhi family.
Though Rao calls it a "personal effort", the move seems to more of the Congress' efforts to reassociate itself with YSR and his legacy as it fights hard to restore the party to its old glory in the state.
The diary has interesting quotes about almost all members of the Nehru-Gandhi, the status they enjoyed in the party and of all how still people remembered and revered them.
"By 2014 general elections, Congress will get absolute majority on its own and Rahul Gandhiji will become the Prime Minister of India. Nobody can stop this," Reddy wrote.
The comparing of these politicians with Chameleon will reduce the value of a Chameleon. Another example of a two-faced devil festering on the people - doing anything for money.
Indian Express is trying to prove its faithfulness to Congress. Trying to find links between unrelated statements and trying to again tarnish YSRC image.
This goes on to prove yet again Politicians have no ethics and will do anything to make money. Yet again poor voters have been taken for a ride for the sake of power which equates to money.
Congress to bail out Jagan and YSRC to support Congress at State and Central. Gave and Take ; Win Win ; Loot Loot ...
YSR will come out clean from CBI and other cases and CBI will also say no incriminating documents found and no disproportionate assets found if YSR joins the Congress. Politicians have got no principle and anybody can join with any party.Only money is impotant for our politicians and scam can continue to happen because it is pubic money and not hard earned money.
shame if they join Cong... i dont think he will win if joins cong before elections!!this spell good days ahead for TDP/TRS/BJP