Hyderabad: Appealing to the PCC Chief Mr Botcha Sathyanarayana to have discussions to convince the Seemandhra leaders on creating separate Telangana State, the resigned Telangana Congress MLA Mr Ramreddy Damodhar Reddy has said that the Telangana leaders had not opposed Mr Botcha Sathyanarayana becoming the PCC Chief even though the Chief Minister and PCC Chief were from Seemandhra region, because Mr Botcha was in favor of separate Telangana State.
Speaking at the Assembly media point here Wednesday, Mr Damodhar Reddy said that the Telangana leaders had not opposed Mr Botcha’s candidature expecting that he would initiate steps to create separate Telangana.
Demanding Mr Botcha to take the responsibility of convincing the Seemandhra leaders in favor of separate Telangana state, he said that the issue will be solved if Mr Botcha came forward as a PCC Chief.
Assuring the Seemandhra people settled in Telangana that they will have full protection if the State was divided, he said that he will attend the meeting organized by the settlers along with other political party leaders to assure them about the protection.
He said that he spoke to the MPs and Ministers who camped in Delhi for the last two days and added that they were firm on the resignations and made it clear to the high command that they will withdraw their resignations only when the Centre makes a clear statement in favor of separate Telangana.
Making it clear that nobody would be afraid of President’s rule, Mr Damodhar Reddy said that the Telangana leaders want only Telangana even though the State government falls. He said they have “nothing to do with imposition of President’s rule or fall of the State government and we want only Telangana. It doesn’t make any difference whether we have no positions”.
When asked about the YSR Congress party Chief Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plenary on July 8 and 9, he said that the Telangana leaders like Ms Konda Surekha and Mr Bajireddy Goverdhan may force Mr Jagan on Telangana issue to take a favorable decision. He said, “there is no relation between Mr Jagan’s decision on Telangana and Telangana issue”.