New Delhi: The Telangana Employees’ Joint Action Committee leaders here on Friday slammed the Congress party for bringing them to New Delhi as part of a conspiracy to prevent them from participating in the Million March programme in Hyderabad on March 10.
Speaking to mediapersons here, the TEJAC leaders said that the Kiran Kumar Reddy government had fraudulently dispatched them to Delhi with sole intention of preventing the Telangana employees from participating in the Million March in Hyderabad on March 10 for formation of Telangana State.
The TEJAC leaders said that the State government’s action in sending them to Delhi even without confirmation of an appointment with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and other Central leaders, the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram, the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukerji and the Union Law Minister, Mr Veerappa Moily was deplorable. They also said that the State government had cheated them saying that the Higher Education Minister, Mr Damodar Rajanarasimha, was trying for an appointment with the Prime Minister. The TEJAC leaders also demanded that statues of Telangana martyrs be installed in place of the demolished statues.
Stating that the people of Telangana region extended wholehearted cooperation for the conduct of Million March in Hyderabad in a peaceful manner, the TEJAC leaders charged the government and police with vitiating the peaceful atmosphere by resorting to wholesale arrests of Telangana activists with an intention to prevent them from participating in the rally.
Asserting that they did not become scapegoats to the government’s treachery in connection with non-cooperation movement, they clarified that they had to suspend the movement keeping in view the Intermediate and SSC examinations of the students of the region. They also said that the Telugu Desam party president, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, and the Praja Rajyam party president, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, were shedding crocodile tears on the destruction of statues at Tank bund. “Why did the duo fail to utter a word when more than 600 students of Telangana were killed in the agitation,” they asked. (NSS)