KCR warns of apocalypse డిసెంబర్ 18, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, Congress, Economy, Hyderabad, Identity, KCR, Media, politics, PRP, Rayalaseema, Sonia, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, TRS, universities, Y S Jagan.
KCR warns of apocalypse
Express News Service: 18 Dec 2009 08:23:02 AM IST
HYDERABAD: Perhaps to counter signals from Delhi that it could slow down on the Telangana issue, TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday upped the ante, warning of catastrophic consequences if the process for creation of a separate State was sought to be derailed.
Pointing out that the Centre had made a decision to bifurcate the State, he said he was willing to cooperate with the UPA Government and give it enough time to go through the due process.
Addressing a press conference here, his first after he broke his indefinite fast on December 9, the TRS president said, “let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind. There is no precedent of the Centre rolling back its decision on an issue like division of a State.” Stating that he and his followers had been observing strategic silence, despite, what he called, “artificial” agitations prompted and promoted by coastal Andhra leaders having vested interests in the region, he thundered: “Our silence should not be viewed as weakness. I will be back in action in a few days and the people of Telangana shall not rest till their flag is hoisted on the Secretariat of the new State.”
He argued that there was no need for the State Assembly to pass a resolution on Telangana. This was clearly laid down by a 17-member bench of the Supreme Court when the Centre wanted to carve out Gujarat from Maharashtra, he recalled.
According to established procedure, the Centre would convey its decision to the President, who, in turn, would refer it to the State Assembly for an “expression of view,” he explained and added that irrespective of its views, the Centre could go ahead.
The TRS chief also claimed that the common man in coastal or Rayalaseema regions was not bothered about creation of a Telangana State. “It’s the coastal leaders of different parties who have shown their true colours. Their arguments against division of the State hold no water. It is like asking a harassed wife seeking divorce to stay with her husband forever,” Rao observed.
He said it was time Telangana leaders of different parties joined hands.