Hyderabad: Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Wednesday appealed to Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee to reconsider its decision of resorting to a mass strike from August 17.
Talking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan, the PCC chief said that the employees’ decision to go on a mass strike was not right since it was taken at a time when High Command was consulting Telangana and Seemandhra leaders to arrive at a consensus on the controversial separate statehood issue.
“The employees resorting to a strike at a time when the High Command is making efforts to find a solution to Telangana state issue would send a wrong message and further precipitate matters,” Mr Satyanarayana said.
He disclosed that the High Command has directed him to send a list of Seemandhra leaders who would form a delegation to go to New Delhi to begin consultations on the issue.
“As per the directions of high command, I have informed MP Kavuri Sambhasiva Rao to finalise the list of delegates who would meet Congress Core Committee members in the New Delhi,” Mr Satyanarayana said.
Expressing confidence that the High Command would find a solution through discussions, the PCC chief reminded of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s observation that the contentious issue could be solved only after consensus is built among all the parties.
Mr Satyanarayana also appealed to Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu to bring about a consensus among the leaders of his own party on the statehood issue. (INN)