Hyderabad: The Nalgonda MP, Mr Gutha Sukhender Reddy, has said they would not listen to any one on the withdrawal of their decision to resign for Telangana. Talking to the media here on Saturday, he said that they would not yield to the pressures or cajoles of any one in the matter. He said they would all go to New Delhi on Sunday evening and submit their resignations to the Lok Sabha Speaker on Monday.
WE WANT SPECIFIC ASSURANCE: VIVEK
The Peddapally MP, Mr G. Vivek, has said that they would not yield to the cajoling of the Congress High Command on this issue and made it clear that they want a specific assurance from the Union government on the Telangana issue. Addressing the media along with the Nagarkurnool MP, Mr Manda Jagannatham and the Minister, Mr Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, at the residence of the Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr K. Jana Reddy, he said the people would take care of those who refuse to resign. They said that all the MLAs, MPs and ministers of the Telangana region are on one word and there were no differences.
Alleging that the media was propagating false information, they said they were resigning in deference to the wishes of the Telangana people. Asked about Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement that there should be consensus among all the three regions on Telangana, they said he might have said it under pressure. They reminded that all the political parties have passed resolutions favouring Telangana.
Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, leader of the Congress MPs Forum, has said that while the MPs would submit their resignations at 11 am on Monday in New Delhi, the ministers and MLAs would submit their resignations at the same time in Hyderabad.
Mr Komaireddy Venkata Reddy has expressed anger at some TV channels by alleging that they were indulging in vicious campaign against them. Mr Jagannatham has said that these channels were giving more publicity to those who had not attended their meetings. He said excepting one MLA, all those who attended the meeting have agreed to resign.
Mr Vivek said that they would be urging the government to either concede Telangana or accept their resignations. He said their resignations would be in the format of the Lok Sabha Speaker.