Hyderabad, Feb.14 : The former minister and Telangana Congress senior leader, Mr T Jeevan Reddy, has opined that it was the responsibility of the Chief Minister to apprise the Centre of the situation prevailing in the Telangana region. The people in the region would remain peaceful if the Centre announced a clear stand on the Telangana issue.
Speaking to the media at Public Gardens here on Monday, Mr Jeevan Reddy said that the State government has to own responsibility for the people’s problems with the proposed Employees Unions non-cooperation movement demanding separate Telangana. He said the Chief Minister has to influence the Centre to make a clear announcement on Telangana issue.
Expressing happiness over Telangana Congress MLAs proceeding to Delhi to mount pressurize on the Congress High Command on Telangana issue, Mr Jeevan Reddy felt that Telangana ministers too should have accompanied the MLAs to convince the high command. “The people were expecting that the Centre may do something on Telangana issue in the ensuing Parliament budget session”, he said, adding that the entire people of Telangana were voicing in one tone on Telangana issue. The former minister said that earlier the Centre made an announcement on December 9, 2009, only after discussing with the then chief minister, Dr K Rosaiah. Similarly, the Centre should make another statement on Telangana issue after discussing with the present Chief Minister, he added.
Stating that the employees were only demanding separate Telangana and not doing anything wrong to warrant ESMA against them, Mr Reddy opined that the Employees were launching non-cooperation movement to reflect the feelings of Telangana people. He also said that the Seemandhra people too were eagerly waiting for a decision to clear the ambiguity on Telangana issue. He said that only a few Seemandhra leaders were against formation of Telangana and therefore it was not reasonable to criticize the whole Seemandhra people in this regard. (NSS)