Hyderabad: The Telangana Co-ordination Committee (TCC) has appealed to the Centre to expedite the process of formation of separate Telangana State in conformity with the historic announcement made by Union Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, on December 9, 2009.
Dashing of letters to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi, here on Thursday, the TCC chairman, Dr A. Gopala Kishan, stated that from flouting of 1956 Gentlemen’s agreement at State level till the going back on the December 9, 2009 statement by Centre, a series of developments like nullification of Mulki Rules by the Supreme Court in 1972, the Six-point formula in 1973 and the GO No. 610 have pushed the people of Telangana to the present state of unhindered exploitation and suffering of the people of Telangana. He warned that the prevailing mood of frustration among the people of Telangana may turn into an explosive situation anytime with far reaching political and other consequences if the Centre delayed separate Telangana process any longer.
The former chairman of CCMB, Padmabhushan P. M. Bhargava, said that according to the media reports, para-military forces were being sent to Hyderabad and other places in Telangana region on a large scale. The attempt to show force is the latest cause of anxiety and disillusionment among the people of the region. He strongly felt that it was being done to suppress the mass movement. He also warned the Centre against the ill-advised adventure which must be dropped.
Mr Bhargava said that today, the masses, particularly the students and youth, were considering Telangana issue more as preserving identity of Telangana than the question of employment and development. He wanted the Union government to realize the factual situation and not to look for palliative measures like statutory guarantees or other short or long-term ameliorative packages.
The TCC general secretary, Mr T. Vivek, appealed to the Centre not to succumb to pressure tactics from vested interests however well-placed they might be and initiate steps for the formation of Telangana State as declared by Union Home Minister on December 9, 2009.
The former Member, National Backward Class Commission and A.P. Public Service Commission, Mr Babu Rao Verma, former Director, Telugu Academy, Dr Kondal Rao, former Director, NIMS, Dr D. Raja Reddy, former Chief Post Master General, AP, Mr Rajendra Prasad, Mrs Jyothi Kiran Advocate, were also present.