TRS ready to wait till 2014 : KTR డిసెంబర్ 15, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in 1969, agitation, Andhra, Congress, elections, G.O 610, Hyderabad, Identity, KTR, Mulki, politics, Rayalaseema, Sonia, Telangana, TRS.
TRS ready to wait till 2014 for Telangana
The Economic Times, 15 Dec 2009, 0450 hrs IST, TNN
HYDERABAD: In what may come as a big relief to the Congress caught in a political whirlpool over its decision to carve out a separate state, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has said that it is willing to wait until 2014 for Telangana.
‘‘We would be very happy if it happens before that. But we know it’s not that simple and thus willing to wait until 2014, when the next general elections are due,’’ a top TRS leader told TOI. He said since the Congress had committed itself to creating Telangana, there was no need to pressure it.
TRS leader and Sircilla MLA K Tarakarama Rao, son of KCR, said the Congress’s decision is irreversible. ‘‘My father has made it clear that Telangana is like an arrow that has left the bow. We are happy that the Congress has kept its promise and are willing to give it time to act on it,’’ he said.
Responding to the Congress’s stance that nothing can move on the issue unless the AP assembly passes a resolution to that effect, Tarakarama Rao referred to the Constitution and said the views of the state assembly are necessary, but not binding on the Centre.
He also agreed that an assembly resolution would not be easy. ‘‘There is regional polarisation in Andhra Pradesh. It’s a divorce which can be amicable or bitter, as it is in this case. The Centre has to act like a court and declare the divorce,’’ he said.