The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Monday asked Union minister S Jaipal Reddy to resign from the cabinet and lead the movement for a separate state.
Party MLA K Tarakarama Rao on Monday said Reddy’s resignation would become an eye-opener to the UPA government and force it to act in a decisive manner in support of Telangana state. “Jaipal Reddy’s resignation will have the desired effect on the Centre. If he does not submit his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi at this crucial hour, he would go down in history as a betrayer of the Telangana struggle,” he said.
Rao said 11 TRS legislators had faxed their resignations to the assembly secretary again on Monday in line with its party’s philosophy of sacrifice for a public cause.
“We will see that the Speaker accepts our quit letters this time as we have taken adequate precautions by following all rules, including the Speaker’s format. MLAs of other parties too must get their resignations accepted by the Speaker at the earliest,” he said. TOI