KCR’s deeksha cannot achieve Telangana – Rosaiah డిసెంబర్ 6, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, bandh, conflict resolution, Congress, G.O 610, Hyderabad, Identity, KCR, Mulki, politics, Sonia, Telangana, TRS.
CM leaves it to Sonia, MPs want Telangana
Deccan Chronicle, December 6th, 2009
By Our Correspondent
Hyderabad, Dec. 5: The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, said on Saturday that only the Central government could take a decision on separate Telangana and the state had a limited role to play.
“Telangana cannot be achieved through KCR’s deeksha alone since several issues are linked to it,” he said after taking stock of the situation in the state in the backdrop of the TRS agitation.
Meanwhile, Telangana Congress MPs are scheduled to meet the party chief, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, on Monday to request her to begin the process of carving out a separate Telangana state. This will be the first major meeting which they will have with Mrs Gandhi on the vexed issue in recent times.
Under pressure from the agitators, Telangana ministers have also decided to write a letter to Mrs Gandhi, urging her to take a decision on Telangana statehood as early as possible. The Chief Minister had turned down their proposal to go as a delegation to Delhi the other day saying it would be seen as a pressure tactic.
Mr Rosaiah told mediapersons that the bifurcation of the state was not in his hands. “There has to be consensus among the UPA partners on Telangana,” he said. “I am also doing my best in this regard.”
The Chief Minister said he was pained at the fast-unto-death launched by the Telangana Rastra Samiti chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, and his failing health, but hinted that it may not achieve much.
“I am ready for talks with KCR,” he said. “I have already conveyed the feeling of people of Telangana and the TRS demand to the Congress high command and the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.”
Mr Rosaiah allayed fears of government employees from Telangana region and said that there was no free zone as per government rules. He defended the decision to close down educational institutions saying that it was meant to maintain law and order and save the precious lives of students.
The Chief Minister said he had asked the police to observe restraint while dealing with students and agitators, but added that government cannot allow people to take law into their hands.
Meanwhile, faced with the snowballing agitation, Telangana Congress MPs have decided to apprise the party chief of the ground situation in the region.
“We have a single point agenda and that is Telangana,” said Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, convenor of Congress MPs from the State. “We will ask Mrs Sonia Gandhi to take necessary steps for carving out a separate state.”
The Rajya Sabha member, Mr V. Hanumantha Rao, also said that the time had arrived for the UPA government to take a decision on separate Telangana since the agitation was at its peak.
The state ministers including Mrs Sabita Indra Reddy, Mr D. Sreedharbabu, Mr Ponnala Lakshmaiah, and others met the CM twice on Saturday and discussed the future course of action.