Hyderabad: Nellore Rural MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy on Thursday sought to corner the Congress Legislators from Telangana by asking them if they had resigned from their elected posts on the orders of party president Sonia Gandhi or someone else.
Talking to media persons at Congress Legislature Party Office, the Nellore MLA demanded that the party Legislators reveal if they submitted their resignations on the orders of Ms Sonia Gandhi or Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao or Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram.
“Is their leader Ms Sonia Gandhi or someone else? The Telangana Legislators should also explain if they had obtained permission from the party High Command or Congress president Sonia Gandhi before submitting their resignations,” Mr Vivekananda Reddy, brother of Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, demanded.
Asking the Congress Legislators not to make a similar mistake as committed by Seemandhra leaders following the famous statement on Telangana by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on December 9, 2009, Mr Vivekananda Reddy advised them to withdraw their resignations and instead opt for dialogue on the separate statehood demand.
The Seemandhra leaders had resigned in protest against Mr Chidambaram’s announcement that the process of Telangana had begun. However, they later withdrew their resignations.
The Nellore MLA condemned Panchayat Raj Minister Jana Reddy for comparing the statehood agitation with the Indo-Pak border dispute.
He advised Mr Jana Reddy not to link the statehood issue with border issue. “It is only internal matter of the country and that too, limited to one state,” he said.
Mr Vivekananda Reddy also took serious objection to MP Ponnam Prabhakar’s statement that the Congress would be seen as the prime accused in the event of an unfavourable decision by Centre.(INN)