Karimnagar: In the first sign that the sustained pressure by vociferous pro-Telangana statehood parties was having the desired effect, a Congress leader on Sunday hinted that his party MPs would resign from the Parliament as per the demand of the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
However Telangana Congress MPs Forum convener Ponnam Prabhakar’s words before media persons here came with a rider.
He said that all the Congress MPs from the Telangana region are ready to submit put in their papers to their elected posts if Telangana is possible with their resignations.
Mr Ponnam Prabhakar said, “the MPs are ready to submit their resignations to their elected posts as per the demand of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, if separate Telangana is possible with our resignations.”
He further asked the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and Telangana Rashtra Samithi to set a deadline for the elected representatives of all parties in the region to submit their resignations to mount pressure on the Centre.
Besides this, Mr Prabhakar had a word of advice for Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal. He told Mr Rajagopal that he should first resign from his elected representative post for opposing the formation of a separate Telangana state.
The Telangana Congress MPs Forum convenor opined that Mr Rajagopal, who was spearheading the ‘Samaikhya Andhra Pradesh’ drive, should quit from the Congress party since he was opposing the High Command. “The High Command, through the statement by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on December 9, 2009, had made its stand clear on the separate statehood demand. Mr Lagadapati Rajagopal has been opposing this decision of the High Command. He should quit the Congress first before opposing bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh,” Mr Ponnam Prabhakar said.
He added taht the Congress MPs from Telangana would continue their agitation for the separate state till it was achieved. “There will be no compromise in our demand for separate Telangana,” Mr Prabhakar stated vehemently.(INN)