Hyderabad: “When I was chief minister, I clearly told the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, that it was not possible for him to get a resolution on formation of separate Telangana state passed in the Legislative Assembly”, the former chief minister, Mr K Rosaiah, has said.
Participating in a new channel’s debate, Mr Rosaiah went emotional on the allegations made by the Congress MP from Nalgonda, Mr Gutha Sukhender Reddy, that the former had enacted dramas on the Assembly resolution. He made it clear that he had not assured the party high command to get a resolution for separate Telangana State passed in the Assembly. He also clarified that there was no truth in the allegations that he had promised the Centre to get a resolution on Telangana passed in the Assembly.
“I don’t stoop to such level. I am ready to tell the same by taking oath on god at any temple”, he maintained. The former chief minister said that the Union Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, made a statement on Telangana issue on December 9, 2009 when he was in mid-air to Hyderabad from New Delhi. He came to know the announcement after reaching Hyderabad.
Stating that Telangana statehood was a critical issue, Mr Rosaiah claimed that the Centre and the Congress high command were making sincere efforts to find a solution to the issue. He exuded confidence that they would show a solution to this thorny issue. Mr Roasiah, a senior-most Congress leader in the State has expressed his inability to suggest steps to solve the present situation prevailing in the State.
GUTHA SAYS ROSAIAH INCITED SEEMANDHRA LEADERS TO QUIT
Participating in the TV channel’s debate, Mr Sukhender Reddy asserted that Mr Rosaiah had made the Seemandhra elected representatives to submit their resignations immediately after Mr Chidambaram’s statement on Telangana on December 9, 2009 and that was the reason why the Congress High Command replaced him by Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Reiterating that Mr Rosaiah had enacted dramas on the Telangana issue, Mr Sukhender Reddy said the former chief minister was also responsible for driving over 600 youths of Telangana to commit suicide. The Nalgonda MP claimed that the Health Minister, Mr D L Ravindra Reddy, had personally told him that Mr Rosaiah incited the Seemandhra elected representatives to quit in protest against the statement of the Union Home Minister on Telangana.