New Delhi Feb 22: The TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhara Rao, has raised the Telangana issue in the Lok Sabha and demanded that the government introduce a Bill for creating Telangana state immediately in Parliament.
The TRS has given notice for an Adjournment Motion on Telangana issue on Tuesday. It was disallowed by the Speaker, Ms Meera Kumar. Then, Mr KCR sought permission of the chair to speak on the issue. Mr Meera Kumar while disallowing his request, told him that he could raise the issue during the Zero Hour.
Speaking to the media later, Mr Rao said his party wanted to stage a dharna before the Speaker’s podium on Tuesday, but had postponed it to Wednesday. In the meanwhile, he said that he would discuss about Telangana with parties supporting the cause. He said though he had raised the Telangana issue on Tuesday, he would once again raise it in detail on Wednesday in Parliament. He lamented that though bandh was being observed all over the Telangana region, it could not evoke any response from the State government or the Centre.
Stating that already 600 persons laid down their lives for Telangana, Mr KCR said it was wrong on the part of the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, to state that the issue was Centre’s responsibility and remain a spectator. He has demanded that the Chief Minister take an initiative and talk to the Centre to find an early solution to the matter. Noting that two months had already elapsed after the Justice Srikrishna Committee submitted its report, Mr Rao said the Centre should take an early decision on it. He said that the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, should keep her promise and introduce Telangana Bill in Parliament.
Stating that the Telangana region has already turned into a ball of fire, he said that even the judiciary had come to a standstill. The time has now come for the government to state specifically when Telangana would be created. Only then the situation in the State would come back to normal, he said. Stating that his party would observe the response of the Central government in Parliament on Wednesday and then the JAC would decide on further action. (NSS)