Hyderabad: The TRS leader, Mr T. Harish Rao, has demanded that the Union finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherji, tender an unconditional apology in Parliament for stating that the December 9 announcement of the Centre on Telangana was a hasty act.
Talking to the media here on Wednesday, Mr Harish Rao said the December 9 statement was certainly not a casual and hasty act. He reminded that the BJP’s fight for Telangana in Parliament, the TRS chief, Mr KCR’s fast-unto-death and the support expressed by TDP and other Opposition parties for the Telangana demand had led to the December 9 announcement. He said it was only through bifurcation of the State that goodwill could be established between the people of the two regions.
The Siddipet MLA has advised the government not to hold the police Sub Inspector examinations until the 14-F clause of the Presidential order was scrapped. He has alleged that the Union and State governments were now trying to quell the Telangana agitation and urged all concerned to be vigilant against such designs.