Chalo Hyderabad in October: Harish Rao సెప్టెంబర్ 20, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, cinema, Economy, Harish, Identity, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Telangana.
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TRS leaders to lay siege on city
Deccan Chronicle, September 20, 2011, Hyderabad
Telangana activists, who blocked highways across the region on Monday, are planning to lay siege on Hyderabad in October. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti deputy floor leader in the Assembly, Mr T. Harish Rao, said that a “Chalo Hyderabad” programme would be held next month. “The agitations will continue till Telangana is achieved,” he said during the rasta roko on National Highway 9 at Zaheerabad in Medak district. Mr Rao warned that if the Centre failed to take a positive decision on Telangana immediately, the agitators would block the highways every day. The TRS MP, Ms Vijayashanti, blasted Congress leaders for “sitting in AC rooms” at a time when lakhs of Telangana people were blocking the highways under the hot sun.
“The traitors of Telangana will be kicked out. The agitation will not stop till Telangana is achieved. It’s our birth right to agitate for just demands. Instead of arresting us, police should arrest Congress men who went back on the Telangana promise,” she said at the blockade. The TRS leader maintained that the people of the Telangana region had waited long for a separate state but the Congress had failed to keep its promise.
Though the Congress and the TD supported the Sakala Janula Samme, most party leaders stayed away from the highway blockade, which was hogged by the TRS, BJP, Telangana Nagara Samiti and other T-organisations. TRS leaders Mr Harish Rao, Ms Vijayashanti and others participated in the blockade in Zaheerabad, Mr K.T. Rama Rao, Mr Etela Rajender and others in Adilabad, Mr Narasdasu, Mr Jitender Reddy, Mr Niranjan and others at Alampur Crossroads in Mahbubnagar and Mr Vinay Bhaskar and others at Kodad in Khammam district.
Meanwhile, TRS chief Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao condemned the police lathi charge and arrest of students at Nizam College and OU campus. “In the name of lathicharge, the police is trying to cause grievous injuries to students. The Chief Minister should immediately intervene, release all arrested students and provide medical care to the injured,” he said.