Hyderabad: The APCC Linguistic Minority Cell has condemned the desecration of statues on the Tank Bund on the “Million March” day on March 10. It has also faulted the attacks on the Congress MPs, Mr K Keshava Rao and Mr Madhu Yakshi as well as on the media that day.
Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, the chairman of the Linguistic Minority Cell, Mr Ashok Singh blamed the police for the rampage on the Tank Bund stating that they should have taken adequate precautions to deter any untoward incidents. But, he demanded the release of all those people arrested in that connection, keeping in view the authenticity of the decades- long Telangana movement.
Exuding confidence that Telangana State would be a reality in May, Mr Ashok Singh stated that they would resort to hunger strikes at 10 Jan Path and 24 Akbar Road in New Delhi in case the Centre fails to form the Telangana State. Training his guns on the Telangana Rashtra Samiti president, Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao by questioning his ancestral roots, he doubted whether the people of the region would remember him after the Telangana State was formed.
Referring to the MLC elections, Mr Ashok Singh said that the population of linguistic minority accounted for nearly one crore, and demanded four MLC seats for the community– two seats each under the Governor quota as well as under the Assembly quota.
The State convenor, Mr Syed Afsar Ali, the Greater Hyderabad chairman, Mr Vishesh Sharma, City convenor, Mr Prakash Ghariwal, joint convenor, Mr Abhishek Agarwal, other State leaders, Mr Takur Santosh Singh, Mr Murali Mohan Singh and Mr Vijay Shankar Pandey, were also present. (NSS).