Threatening to disrupt the peace that has prevailed in Telangana region for the past many weeks, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao declared on Monday that his party would launch a “relentless struggle” for the statehood of Telangana from the third week of May and convert the region into “a war zone.”
Addressing the media at Telangana Bhavan here, KCR said that keeping in mind the future of students appearing for public exams, the T movement was suspended for a period of two months after the Million March on March 10. TRS and Telangana political JAC would revive the Telangana movement immediately after the exams and entrance tests for professional courses in the third week of May, he said.
“We have information that the Congress-led UPA will make an official statement with regard to Telangana after the poll results in the five states are declared. If that does not happen, or if the decision of the Centre is against T, then the TRS will resume the agitation and not stop till the separate state is achieved,” said the TRS president.
Stating that the Telangana people had been actively participating in the movement, KCR demanded that the UPA government carve out a separate state immediately by respecting the sentiments of four crore Telangana people if it really believed in democratic rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
Supporting the government’s move to create new districts for administrative convenience, KCR went further and said that in separate Telangana, the total districts would be around 20 and would provide good governance to the people.
KCR said that a massive public meeting proposed by the party on April 27 to mark the completion of 10 years of its existence was cancelled as the union defence ministry denied it permission to hold the meeting at Parade Grounds. However, a smaller meeting would be held in Mahabubnagar on the day, he added. TNN