Hyderabad: Congress MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy on Friday stated that the party leaders from Telangana are ready to stand up against the High Command if it fails to take a favourable decision on the separate statehood demand.
Mr Sukhender’s statement before media persons comes just ahead of a crucial Congress Core Committee meeting, scheduled for Friday evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
He was speaking after emerging from the residence of Peddapalli MP G Vivek in Somajiguda, where he had attended a meeting of the party MPs.
Mr Sukhender Reddy disclosed that the Telangana MPs have decided to intensify their agitation for separate statehood if the High Command did not announce a decision before July 1.
He said the MPs, in the meeting, discussed ways and means and future course of action plan to be adopted on pushing the Telangana demand forward if the Congress Core Committee does not take a decision.
The MP disclosed that his counterparts at the meeting took a unanimous decision to mount pressure on the High Command to expedite up the process of Telangana state formation.
Mr Sukhender Reddy further pointed out that the MPs have already informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the situation in Telangana and position of MPs in the event of unfavourable decision on the controversial issue.
He added that the MPs would meet once again after July 1 to discuss the future course of action.
Admitting that some Telangana leaders themselves were responsible of watering down the agitation by being divided, Mr Sukhender Reddy appealed to all leaders to make concerted and united efforts for the formation of the Telangana state.
Condemning the attacks on Telangana leaders during the funeral of Telangana ideologue Prof K Jayashankar, the MP said this would send wrong message to people.
“Except a few Seemandhra leaders, almost all leaders have agreed for the division of the state and are hoping that the High Command would announce a favourable decision on Telangana soon, fulfilling the aspirations of the region’s people,” Mr Sukhender Reddy said.(INN)