Hyderabad: Stating that attacks on Congress MPs and Ministers amply demonstrates the growing anger by the people of the region due to the delay in the formation of a separate Telangana state, MP Manda Jagganatham on Wednesday called on the Centre to hasten in finding a solution to the contentious issue.
Talking to media persons at the Gandhi Bhavan, Manda Jagannatham, the MP from Nagarkurnool in Mahabubnagar district on Wednesday, condemned the attack on Congress MPs G Vivek and Rajaiah at Hanmakonda in Warangal on Tuesday and said that the two leaders had gone to pay tributes to Telangana ideologue Professor K Jayashankar and not for any other purpose.
He described the attack as ‘unfortunate’ and said that the incidents reflected the growing sense of despair among the people of the region over the delay in the formation of Telangana.
“The delay by the Centre in announcing Telangana has forced the Telangana activists to resort to attacks,” Mr Jagannatham said, adding that the Congress leaders “will take up this issue to the notice of Centre and explain to the High Command the piquant situation faced by the elected representatives. We will urge the High Command to find a permanent solution to the problem on priority basis.”
Mr Jagannatham added that, “If the High Command does not announce any decision by July 5, the Telangana Congress MPs would take up hunger fasts.”
When asked if any deadlines have been set by the Congress leaders from Telangana to the Centre to make a decision, the MP said that, “We have not set any deadlines. However, we are pushing for an early decision. We may resort to tendering our resignations if the Centre delays the issue further.”
Mr Jagannatham also revealed that former minister Jupally Krishna Rao would resume his padayatra in Mahabubnagar district as soon as the rains which have been intermittently lashing the district abate.
Earlier, the MP had extended his greetings to Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on his appointment at Gandhi Bhavan. (INN)