Hitting out at the Congress for allegedly betraying Telangana, TRS has said its leaders should be bold enough to quit the party for achieving the long-awaited separate statehood goal.
“All political leaders from the region had quit their posts. Is it enough? Don’t we need to get our resignations accepted? We should be courageous enough to quit the parties. Especially, the Congress leaders should display that courage. Otherwise, the Congress would not come forward (to give Telangana),” TRS MLA and party president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son KT Rama Rao said here, addressing a gathering.
He lamented that neither Prime Minister nor Congress president Sonia Gandhi responded even after the alleged suicide of a youth near Parliament in support of the Telangana demand.
“Few days ago, one of our brothers committed suicide in front of Parliament to highlight Telangana cause. The unfortunate situation is that neither Prime Minister nor Sonia Gandhiji have opened their mouth. We need to demand Sonia Gandhiji, why do you keep quiet. You are also a mother. If you have the heart of a mother and Indianness, then you should come forward,” he said.
It is Congress that has always betrayed Telangana people on the separate statehood cause, Rama Rao charged.
Training his guns on Telangana TDP leaders, he claimed that they should first get party president N Chandrababu Naidu accept the Telangana demand instead of meeting Telangana protagonists like freedom figher Konda Laxman Bapuji.
The all-people’s strike in Telangana, proposed to be launched from August 8, would be an effective weapon in achieving the goal, he said.
Rama Rao said his party would stand by the Telangana supporters if they faced action during the agitation. TOI