Hyderabad: Minister Komatreddi Venkat Reddy on Wednesday denied rumours that he was joining the YSR Congress party.
Talking to reporters, Venkat Reddy said that the former chief minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy was a good person and he had extremely nice relationship with him.
But he denied reports that he was planning to quit the Congress party to join the Jagan Mohan Reddy camp.
“I will live and die for Telangana. I have no agenda or priority other than the creation of separate state of Telangana,” Komatireddi announced. He said bringing statehood for the region should be only the priority for all politicians in Telangana. He further announced that he would quit from all posts including his primary membership from the Congress party if it fails to take a favourable decision on Telangana by September end. He said that after resigning from all posts, he, along with hundreds of supporters, would go on a hunger strike in Nalgonda.
Komatireddi also criticised Telangana ministers for joining duties without getting any assurance on separate statehood. He said the Telangana leaders must take lessons of loyalty from pro-Jagan MLAs who resigned for an individual, whereas, the politicians in the regions are not willing to resign for the creation of a state. (INN)