Disappointed at the UPA government’s adamant stand on the Telangana issue, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to boycott the remaining days of the winter session of Parliament.
“KCR will not sit in a House where not even a debate is allowed on Telangana. He will boycott the session,” sources close to the TRS chief said. As a last resort, the TRS president is contemplating issuing notice for a debate on Telangana under rule 193. “The TRS members will issue notice for a debate on Telangana issue. After that KCR will come back to Hyderabad,” an aide of KCR told TOI.
KCR, who has attended the Lok Sabha for the past four days, raised the issue on floor of the House, leading to its adjournment twice. Sources said KCR’s game plan fell flat as BJP, which backed TRS, is not ready to stall the House on the single agenda of Telangana alone as it wants to raise key national issues as well.
“Since there was no chance of Telangana issue being raised, KCR has decided to fly back to Hyderabad to chalk out the next course of action,” sources said.
Meanwhile, KCR along with his party MP Vijayashanti on Monday participated in a dharna organised by the Progressive Organisation for Women near Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Addressing the women protestors, KCR said he would not back out from demanding Telangana even if his head was severed. “The governments are more interested in political mileage instead of paying heed to the larger aspirations of the four crore people of the region. The Congress will be decimated in Telangana if the separate state is not created,” he warned.
Meanwhile, Congress MPs from Telangana have decided to intensify their protests by storming into the well of the House to demand separate T-state. “We will intensify our agitation. We would go to the well of the House even if it amounts to indiscipline. We are ready to face any action by the Speaker or the party,” a Congress MP said.
Even though they have been raising the issue, the members have not entered the well. Ignoring the advice of finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, the MPs on Monday displayed placards in support of Telangana.
“We would intensify the struggle by staging protests in the House and outside also. The form of protest will be decided in a day or two,” Nizambad MP Madhu Yaski Goud said.TOI