Hyderabad: Condemning the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Telangana Political Joint Action Committee for threaten the Legislators with dire consequences if they fail to resubmit their resignations before August 6, Congress MLA from Telangana S Satyanarayana on Wednesday emphasised that the Congress leaders from Telangana had submitted their resignations voluntarily for the cause of separate statehood and not due to pressure mounted by others.
“The TRS and TPJAC have no right to issue ultimatums,” Mr Satyanarayana told media persons on the Assembly premises.
Defending his party colleagues against the rumours that the Legislators had resigned to gain political mileage, Mr Satyanarayana said that the only reason behind the Legislators submitting their papers was the fact that indications were emerging that the Centre was actively considering to establish Regional Councils for development of the region without bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.
“The speculations were rife that the Regional Councils option was actively being considered by the Centre. In order to build pressure and not get this option implemented, the Legislators resigned,” the MLA said.
Stating that Congress leaders stand by their resignations and will never reverse their stance, he condemned the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Telangana Political Joint action committee setting deadlines and threatening the leaders with dire consequences if they failed to resign before August 6.
Stating that Congress In-Charge of State Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad has been holding discussions with both Seemandhra and Telangana leaders to find a solution, Mr Satyanarayana appealed to party president Sonia Gandhi to take the initiative and introduce Telangana Bill in Parliament putting an end to uncertainty in the state.(INN)