Opposition parties demand govt to move resolution for separate Telangana డిసెంబర్ 7, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Congress, elections, Identity, KCR, Mulki, politics, PRP, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Oppn parties ask AP Govt to move resolution on Telangana
PTI Updated on Monday, December 07, 2009, 23:40 IST
Hyderabad: An all-party meeting convened by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah here tonight saw almost all opposition parties asking the state government to move a resolution in the assembly for creation of Telangana state but ruling Congress did not spell out its stand.
The all-party meet ended much in the same way as the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the state assembly a few hours before with Congress remaining evasive on the separate statehood demand.
Opposition parties expressed displeasure over the government declining to spell out its stand.
“We expected the government would come up with a solution to the issue following a directive from its high command. But the Chief Minister merely said the Congress high command wanted to elicit opinion of various parties on Telangana issue and hence the meeting. We are utterly disappointed,” the opposition leaders said after the meeting.
Principal opposition Telugu Desam Party assured its support for “any legislative process” on Telangana. “There is no change in our stand,” TDP legislature party deputy leader P Ashoka Gajapathi Raju said after the all-party meeting.
Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Bharatiya Janata Party demanded government move a resolution in the assembly seeking grant of statehood for Telangana.
The Communist Party of India too favoured a resolution in the assembly and a Bill in Parliament on creation of Telangana and CPI(M) said it would not come in the way of a separate Telangana.
BJP also promised to support a legislation in Parliament on creation of Telangana state. “The combined strength of Congress and BJP is sufficient to get the legislation through,” BJP floor leader G Kishan Reddy said.
Praja Rajyam Party took a similar stand while Majlis Ittehadul-e-Muslimeen said it would spell out its decision at an appropriate time after discussing the issue in the party.
Lok Satta Party said it would abide by Congress’ decision on Telangana.
Earlier in the Congress Legislature Party meeting, two ministers hailing from Hyderabad – Danam Nagender and Mukesh Goud – were understood to have said people of Hyderabad were in favour of granting union territory status to the city.
Former minister R Damodar Reddy said it was the right time for taking a positive decision on creation of Telangana state.
The Chief Minister reportedly told them that whatever be the personal views, they should all abide by the decision of the high command.