Congress to play key role in T movement : Jana డిసెంబర్ 27, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, BJP, Hyderabad, Identity, KCR, politics, Rayalaseema, Sonia, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Congress to play key role in T movement: Jana
Express News Service: 27 Dec 2009
HYDERABAD: Apprehending that the `credit’ for formation of separate Telangana state would go to the TRS and its leader K Chandrasekhara Rao, the ruling Congress has started making announcements that `Telangana’ would become a reality only through the Congress party.
It has even made it clear by declaring that the Congress would play a key role in the ongoing Telangana movement to achieve the goal. It, however, urged the cooperation of all political parties on the issue.
Former minister and senior Telangana Congress leader K Jana Reddy after a meeting with the Congress MPs, MLAs, MLCs and others at New MLA quarters this morning, later told media persons that no bandh would be observed in the region till a call was given by the Telangana JAC (Joint Action Committee) comprising members representing TRS, BJP, students, TNG Os, workers etc. Except for having a meeting among the JAC leaders concerned for having a consensus on the issue, full length JAC was not constituted till date. JAC would become fully functional in another two days and would finalise the future action programme by taking views of all parties into consideration, he added.
Jana Reddy said the Congress would play the key role in the JAC. “It is our responsibility to prevail upon our party high command and ensure formation of Telangana State. In this regard, the JAC will not impose any deadline to the Centre. Telangana Congress leaders will shortly have a meeting with the Telangana ministers on the issue,’’ Jana Reddy asserted.
He urged the Telugu Desam Party to reconsider its stand and join the JAC.
The former home minister appealed to the people to carry out the agitations for a separate State in a peaceful manner. “Please do not cause any destruction to both public and private properties. Also, do not damage the statues of eminent leaders.’’ Meanwhile at another press conference at the Congress Legislature Party office, Government Chief Whip M Bhatti Vikramarka wanted the Congress not to join hands with those parties (indirectly referring to TRS) which make provocative statements. He urged all the political parties involved in Telangana movement to ensure that the career of students is not affected. He urged the students’ community to continue their agitation in a peaceful manner.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader and PCC spokesperson Paladugu Venkata Rao stressed the need of making all political parties responsible for State’s bifurcation.
In this regard, a special committee has to be constituted to take views of all the concerned.
Views and suggestions of intellectuals and ex-servicemen should also be taken on the issue, he added.
Meanwhile, a meeting convened by the PCC functionaries, DCC and CCC presidents of Telangana region have passed an unanimous resolution requesting the Congress Central leadership and the UPA Government to start the Constitutional process towards formation of Telangana state.
Former MP D Vittal Rao, former minister C Ramachandra Reddy, PCC office-bearers K Mrutyunjayam, Mohd Sirajuddin, R Ananda Bhaskar, G Niranjan and others attended the meeting