Hyderabad: Making it clear that they were ready to resign from their posts at any moment, the Telangana TDP MLAs on Monday strongly criticized the TDLP Deputy Leader, Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy, for trying to take credit by acting as per his personal agenda in the Legislative Assembly.
Speaking at the Assembly media point on Monday, the Telangana TDP MLA, Mr Motkupalli Narasimhulu, said that earlier 38 Telangana TDP MLAs had decided to take a united decision on the issue of Telangana Statehood. However, Dr Janardhan Reddy’s action in the House was aimed at blaming others and gaining personal mileage. He also charged Dr Nagam with exploiting the genuine issue for his personal ends. The entire drama was to make some party leaders of Telangana as scapegoats over the Telangana statehood issue, he added. Indirectly referring to Dr Reddy, who was also the convenor of Telangana TDP Forum, Mr Mothkupalli observed that the upper caste leaders can survive in any party. “Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy should explain what he has done for Telangana region during his nine-year tenure as cabinet minister. All the political leaders were lampoons”, he added.
Mr Narasimhulu also made it clear that the Telangana TDP legislators would not go back on Telangana Statehood issue under any circumstances. He suspected that the Congress party was conspiring to dilute the people’s movement for separate Telangana State. “Late Prime Minister India Gandhi deceived the Telangana people in 1969, while her daughter-in-law and the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, was doing the same now,” he alleged.
Reminding that the Congress-led UPA government had failed to announce formation of separate Telangana State in spite of its repeated assurances, he said that the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukharjee also insulted Telangana MPs in his statement, he added. He demanded that the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi should open her mouth on Telangana Statehood issue. He wanted the Congress MPs and MLAs to resign from their posts and create a political crisis in the State for achieving the goal.
Declaring that the posts were not important to them, Mr Mandava Venkateshwara Rao said that the resignation letters of 38 Telangana TDP MLAs were handed over to Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy to ensure that he could submit them to the authorities concerned at an appropriate time.
The TDP legislators from Telangana, Mr K Dayakar Reddy, Ms Sita Dayakar Reddy, Mr Revanth Reddy, Ms Annapurnamma and others were also present. (NSS)