Hyderabad: Stating that an announcement on separate Telangana State from the Centre would be coming in two weeks, the TRS Chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhara Rao, has said the sacrifices of elected representatives of the Telangana region would not go waste.
Expressing solidarity with the fasting people’s representatives at Indira Park here on Thursday, the TRS supremo said he has received indications from the Union government that it would make an announcement on the burning issue within a fortnight. Hailing the Congress leaders of the region for submitting resignations for the cause of separate State in deference to the wishes of the people, Mr Rao said it was for the first time in the history that more than a hundred representatives had resigned from their posts.
Mr KCR lamented that the Seemandhra leaders, who expressed their willingness for State bifurcation, had changed their word and took a U-turn after the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram, announced on December 9, 2009 that process of carving out separate Telangana had begun. By their volte face, the Seemandhra leaders have defied the authority of the Congress high command. Mr Rao said that the Central leaders should recognize the unity among all the 141 Telangana legislators who have submitted resignations for separate State.
Stating that the four-crore people of Telangana want self-respect and self-rule, the TRS chief said that the Centre has to come down and announce separate Telangana State. Taking exception to the hostile remarks of the AICC State Congress in-charge, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mr KCR said Mr Ghulam’s “Jadoo” (magic) would not work. He said the minister, Mr Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, was justified in expressing anger at the Seemandhra media. He said the Seemandhra media has been throwing spanner in the wheels of Telangana movement for the past 11 years. He said the Seemandhra media had abused him in lakhs of terms. He also took serious objection to Vijayawada Congress MP, Mr Lagadapati Rajagopal, calling Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, MP, as an attender.