Hyderabad: Alleging that the Telangana leaders were speaking half truth on every issue, the Primary Education Minister, Dr S Shailajanath, has said the Congress high command never declared that it would carve out separate Telangana State.
Speaking to the media at the Assembly premises here on Sunday, Dr Shailajanath said that in 2004, the AICC leader, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad had told the TRS Chief, Mr K Chandrasekhara Rao that the Congress party would appoint second SRC respecting recommendations of first SRC; but never said that the Congress would create a separate Telangana State.
Ridiculing the argument of Telangana leaders that the Telangana region was underdeveloped, the Minister said the facts on spending funds in Telangana region were open and one has to cross check the facts. He said the Seemandhra leaders would visit Delhi on July 18, 19 and 20 and argue with the party high command that it has to take a decision in favor of United Andhra Pradesh. He said that Andhra Pradesh came into being on the basis of Linguistic States concept.
Demanding that the Centre implement the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee’s report, which was prepared after interacting with thousands of people in the State, he said the Seemandhra leaders were confident that the Centre would decide to maintain status-quo on Andhra Pradesh. He also said they would take an appropriate decision if the Centre has chosen to announce creation of Telangana State.
Responding to the YSR Congress party Chief, Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement on Telangana issue, Dr Shailajanath said the former revealed his political immaturity by speaking on the Telangana issue. In fact, Mr Jagan has adopted escapist attitude on Telangana issue.