Hyderabad: Describing the police who obstructed the national flag hoisting programme at Telangana Martyrs Statue at Gun Park here on Monday as criminals, the Telangana Congress Steering Committee (TCSC) demanded the State government to initiate action against them. It condemned the obstruction of flag hosting programme and asked the government to think over it.
Speaking to the media at Gun Park, the TCSC Chairman Dr K Keshava Rao has said that the obstruction of national flag hoisting would become a criminal offence. He expressed doubts that the government might have its hand in obstruction of the national flag hoisting. He described the Telangana Congress flag as a soul of Telangana agitators demanding for separate State. He said they tried to hoist the flag in a respective mode but due to the police act it became very difficult. Referring to the Court judgment in favor of BJP leader Ms Sushma Swaraj for obstructing her from hoisting the national flag in Jammu Kashmir some time ago, Dr Keshava Rao said that the same has happened in Hyderabad too.
Alleging that the government was talking in a manner lowering the Telangana issue, he said that they were silently condemning their attitude. He suggested to the government to think itself whether the obstruction of national flag hoisting was good or bad.
Reiterating his challenge thrown to the CNN-IBN, Dr Keshava Rao once again made it clear that the Telangana Congress leaders would give up the agitation if anybody gets the deposit contesting on the plank of United Andhra in the Telangana region.
Dr Manda Jaganadam has demanded the Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy to initiate action against the police officials who disrupted the hoisting of national flag at Telangana Martyrs Statue. He strongly condemned the heavy deployment of police at the venue and demanded the government to take action against them for lowering the national flag.
Former Minister Mr Jupally Krishna Rao made it clear that nobody will stop the formation of separate Telangana State by creating hurdles. Urging the youth not to commit suicides, he demanded the State government to dismiss the police officials who obstructed the hoisting of national flag at Gun Park.
Peddapally MP Mr Vivek said that the next Independence Day will be held in a new Telangana State. He said that the Telangana State will be created as a 32 State and called upon every one to participate in the movement to achieve it.