Hyderabad: Tension prevailed for some time at Hyderabad district collectorate as the Communist Party of India activists attempted to lay a siege demanding that the Centre introduce Telangana Bill in the ensuing monsoon session of Parliament.
Some 100 CPI activists and leaders raised slogans like “Sonia don’t sprinkle water on Telangana movement as it could turn into a Tsunami and wash out Congress” and “Telangana martyrs’ tears would belie dreams of Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister”. They exhibited placards and banners in support of separate Telangana State.
Speaking to mediapersons on Monday, the CPI MP of Rajya Sabha, Mr Aziz Pasha, demanded that the Union government introduce and pass Telangana Bill in the monsoon session of Parliament. He criticized the Centre for not showing interest to respect sentiments of the people of Telangana even as the elected representatives of the region have resigned from their posts demanding bifurcation of the State. He also lamented that though the agitation has reached its final stage, the Union government failed to take a decision on Telangana issue.
Mr Pasha criticized the State government for not permitting the fast-unto-death programme planned by the Osmania University JAC leaders in a democratic manner. He demanded that the State government withdraw the criminal cases foisted against the students in the region and release them immediately.
The CPI leader also demanded that the Prime Minister, Supreme Court Chief Justice should be brought under the purview of Jan Lokpal Bill. He pointed out that his party was exerting pressure on the Centre to introduce Jan Lokpal Bill in the ensuing Parliament Session.
The Greater Hyderabad unit secretary, Mr V.S. Bose, the party leaders, Dr Sudhakar, Mr M. K. Ratnam, Mr T. Rajendar and Mahila Samakya leader, Ms Chaya Devi, participated in the programme.
The Abids police took the protestors into custody and shifted them to the Gosha Mahal Stadium.