Hyderabad, Feb.21 (NSS): Finding fault with the Congress government for neglecting the boiling Telangana issue, the Lok Satta Party floor leader, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, who was assaulted on February 17 at the Assembly media point, demanded that the State government allow a comprehensive discussion on the burning issue. He said that he would give a notice to the Deputy Speaker for a discussion in the House on Telangana issue. He also said that it was not good for the government to sit over Telangana any longer.
Speaking at the Assembly media point on Monday, first time after the attack on him at the same venue, Dr JP asked the government as to why it was remaining silent on Telangana. He said that discussion should be held sincerely on the basis of truth and facts and added that till date the Assembly failed to discuss the issue which was rocking the region. He opined that there was no bigger issue than Telangana in the State and the four-lakh employees were on war path demanding separate State. He urged all political parties, particularly the Congress and Telugu Desam parties to take up the issue for a thorough discussion with courage without delay.
Excoriating the State government for sitting comfortably though the Telangana region turned into cauldron, Dr JP asked why the government was keeping silent on Telangana issue and trying to run the House as per protocol. Stating that political leaders, officials and employees would not be affected with the ongoing agitation, Dr Narayan said the real victims are people and it was not good for anybody to continue this stalemate further. He opined that discussion on Telangana should be held for one month because there were no serious issues other than Telangana, otherwise the issue will cause serious consequences on the State and the Nation.
“Is it good for the people to fight each other on the streets? A thorough discussion should be held in the House to solve the problem once for all whether to divide the State into two or more States. Dubbing the Telangana issue as a big elephant, he said that it was not proper for the government to escape from it.
Describing physical assault on him on the Assembly premises recently as a trivial one, Dr Narayan said that the Telangana issue was very serious issue which should be tackled on top priority finding a lasting solution. He also made it clear that he would make all-out efforts to cause a discussion on Telangana in the House.
Asked about the police firing on the Osmania University students when they were proceedings towards Assembly, the Lok Satta Party leader said that no body has a right to cross Constitutional limits. (NSS)