Hyderabad: Demanding that the Centre introduce “Telangana Bill” in Parliament immediately, the CPI MLAs have tendered their resignations to the Legislature Secretary, Mr S Raja Sadaram, on Tuesday.
The CPI floor leader, Mr Gunda Mallesh, Mr V Yadagiri Rao and Ms Chandravathi submitted their resignations in person at 3.30 pm on Tuesday. The deputy floor leader, Mr Kunamaneni Sambasiva Rao, who was suffering from ill-health, has sent his resignation through fax from Kothagudem.
Speaking at the Assembly media point later, Mr Mallesh said the Congress policy was the main reason for the political uncertainty in the State. Recalling first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech at Nizamabad, Mr Mallesh said that Telangana people chanted ‘talak’ for more than 300 times, but the State was not divided even though Pandit Nehru in 1956 had said that the people could separate cordially whenever they wanted.
Mr Mallesh said that in 1969, then Prime Minister Ms Indira Gandhi hatched a conspiracy and lured Telangana leaders with money and power and deceived the Telangana people. The present government appointed Justice Srikrishna Committee to put the Telangana issue in cold storage.
Describing Telangana movement as another freedom struggle, Mr Mallesh said the Congress party was not able to take a decision on Telangana issue since last 55 years. The Justice B N Srikrishna Committee has created more confusion instead of finding a solution to Telangana issue. He said the CPI too, with clear stand, was fighting for Telangana. There was no differences among the party leaders on Telangana issue, he said, adding that the party would continue the fight for Telangana. He also said that they would lay a siege to the Collectorates on July 11.
Requesting the Seemandhra leaders not to obstruct the process of creation of separate Telangana State, he said the Telangana people were not against the Andhra people.