Hyderabad: In a sure sign that the patience of Congress leaders from the region is wearing thin, Minister for Infrastructure and Investments Komatireddy Venkatreddy said that the party Legislators would make a ‘last trip to Delhi,’ on June 9 to push for the separate state of Telangana.
Talking to media persons after emerging out of a meeting of Congress leaders on the contentious issue, Mr Venkatreddy said that the trip would be the last such trip to push for the separate Telangana demand. “If the government does not take a concrete decision by June 20, the agitation for statehood will be intensified from July 1 onwards across the Telangana,” the Minister said.
Mr Venkatreddy’s words were echoed by Nizamabad MP Madhu Yaskhi Goud, who said that the trip could possibly the Congress leaders’ last one to New Delhi on the separate statehood issue.
Earlier, Rajya Sabha Member K Kesava Rao briefed media persons on the deliberations and the decisions taken at the meeting held at the Exhibition Society Office in Nampally.
Mr Kesava Rao said that a delegation of Congress MPs, Ministers, MLAs and MLCs would go to New Delhi on June 9-10 to discuss on the Telangana issue with the Congress Core Committee members.
“We will write to the Core Committee members over the issue and seek their appointment. We will request the members of the High Command including Pranab Mukherjee and Ahmed Patel, the political secretary of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to make an announcement on Telangana as per the promise of after the completion of elections to five state assemblies” he stated.
Mr Kesava Rao further said that the Telangana leaders will announce their future course of action on June 20, after waiting for the result of their meeting the members of the High Command in New Delhi.
The MP added that the party leaders from Telangana are ready to resign from their posts to mount pressure on Centre for the cause of the separate state.
The meeting was attended by MPs Madhu Yashki, Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Manda Jagannantham, Ponnam Prabhakar, Rajaiah, G Vivek, Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy and Sarvey Satyanarayana, Ministers Basavaraju Saraiah, Komatireddy Venkatreddy, Janareddy, D K Aruna, Sunitha Lakshma Reddy, D Sridhar Babu, former minister Jupally Krishna Rao, MLAs and MLCs.(INN)