Hyderabad: The senior Congress leader and former minister, Mr T. Jeevan Reddy, has said that the Congress High Command would come down on bended knees and announce formation of Telangana State if all the elected representatives of the Congress party resigned from their posts en masse.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Assembly media point on Saturday, Mr Jeevan Reddy felt that the impasse was continuing as the ruling party lacked clarity on Telangana issue. Observing that nothing would happen even if the elected representatives of the region launched agitations like dharnas and rasta rokos, Mr Reddy felt that the Congress high command would yield if the Congress legislators tendered resignations collectively because it cannot allow its government to fall by accepting their resignations. Therefore, the Congress leaders of the Telangana region should stick to their demand, he added.
Stating that by-elections would be held if the Opposition legislators tendered their resignations, the former minister said that Telanagana State would come into being only if the ruling party legislators resorted to collective resignations. He also demanded that the Congress legislators of the region to resign immediately if they are sincere and committed to separate State.
Meanwhile, six students of the Kakatiya University went atop the District Congress Committee office building in protest against the complacent attitude of the Congress leaders towards the Telangana issue. They threatened to leap from the Congress Bhavan if the Congress leaders failed to resign from the party and posts.