Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday warned the Centre that the people of region would “throw the Congress party into the Bay of Bengal if it goes ahead with the proposal of forming Regional Councils instead of agreeing to a separate Telangana state.”
Talking to media persons after participating in a memorial programme to pay homage to Telangana ideologue Kothapalli Jayashankar held at Ravindra Bharathi in the city, KCR demanded that Centre stand by the December 9, 2009 statement made by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and expedite the process of forming the separate Telangana state.
“If the Centre backtracks on this announcement, the people of the region would bundle the Congress party and dump it in the Bay of Bengal. The region would become a hotbed of agitations,” the TRS chief warned.
He continued, “except Telangana we do not want anything. We are ready to sacrifice anything for the cause of state, including our lives. The agitation cannot be stopped by arresting me and Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convenor M Kodandaram.”
KCR further warned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would be held responsible for any serious consequences which arise in the state if the Centre tries to set up the Regional Councils.
Earlier, the Telangana leaders took an oath in the name of Prof Jayashankar that their main goal would be achieving Telangana first.(INN)