Hyderabad, Feb.17 (NSS): The State Congress Committee Linguistic Minority Cell president, Mr Ashok Singh, has said that the UPA government at the Centre should introduce a Bill in Parliament to create separate Telangana State, since it has been a genuine desire of over four crore people of the region.
Speaking to the media here on Thursday, Mr Ashok Singh said that the Linguistic Minority Cell has submitted a memorandum to the UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and also to Mr P Chidambaram, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Mr A K Antony, requesting them to introduce Telangana Bill in Parliament. He also said that he told the UPA leaders that the people of the region would accept only Telangana State with Hyderabad as its capital, otherwise the situation would be very serious.
Pointing out to the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee report, Mr Ashok Singh said that no body was satisfied with it. Expressing concern over the adverse remarks being made by some of the party leaders on party supremo, Ms Sonia Gandhi, Mr Ashok Singh said that the position where the party has stood today was because of Ms Gandhi only. Hence, it was not proper to make negative remarks against her, he added.
Mr Ashok Singh lamented that though many party activists have been working for the party over the last 30 to 35 years in the Old City, they were not getting recognition they deserve. Blaming the party’s alliance with the MIM for this situation, he said that that the Congress party should snap its alliance with that party.
The Ranga Reddy district chairman, Mr Manikchand Prajapathi, the convenors, Mr Avinash Kumar Kimtee, Mr Syed Ali and Mr Prakash Ghariwal, were also present. (NSS)