Fast-unto-death for Telangana నవంబర్ 28, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in Congress, elections, G.O 610, Identity, Karimnagar, Mulki, politics, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Telangana issue: Chandrasekhar Rao on fast-unto-death
NDTV Correspondent, Saturday November 28, 2009, Hyderabad
Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao will once again try to mount pressure on the UPA government to grant statehood to Telangana.
His modus operandi this time is to sit on a fast-unto-death from Sunday.
“In spite of our repeated requests to the highest offices at the Centre and the state, the response was very poor. Ultimately, that led to my decision to undertake this fast-unto-death,” said Chandrasekhar Rao.
Chandrasekhar Rao will be surrounded by TRS activists to prevent the police from disrupting his fast. The build-up has caused concern in the Congress camp.
“Any fast-unto-death will create law and order problem. I think it will be resolved. He will have to reconsider his decision,” said P.Laxmaiah, Andhra Irrigation Minister.
The TRS fared poorly in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in April-May this year. This desperate and dramatic gamble by KCR is an attempt to regain some of the credibility and political space he has lost in the region.
In August 2006, he sat on a fast in New Delhi over the same issue. He was persuaded to call it off after two days.