Hyderabad: A delegation of Telangana Congress leaders, led by senior party leaders — the Rajya Sabha member, Dr K Keshav Rao, and the Panchayati Raj Minister, Mr K Jana Reddy, will leave for New Delhi on July 21 to hold discussions with the party high command on formation of separate Telangana State.
According to informed sources, the delegation consists of two members each from MPs, MLAs and MLCs. Besides, all the ministers of the region will also leave for the national capital to present their version before the party high priests.
The sources said that some of the ministers are likely to emplane for Delhi this evening. But, only a couple of ministers may be allowed to join the delegation to face the high command.
It may be mentioned here that the Telangana Congress MPs and legislators, who had submitted resignations to their respective presiding officers for cause of separate Telangana State, had bluntly refused to go to Delhi in the wake of adverse comments made by the AICC State party affairs incharge, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, in China recently. They had also decided to intensify the agitation to exert pressure on the Union government and party high command to start the process of carving out separate State.
However, when Mr Azad called up the Telangana leaders on telephone repeatedly and denied having made any adverse remarks on Telangana during his recent tour in China, the dejected leaders relented and decided to visit New Delhi to meet the high command to counter the stand of the Seemandhra leaders.