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Telangana Rashtra Samiti will merge with no party: K Chandrasekhar Rao
TNN | Apr 28, 2012
HYDERABAD: Hinting at another round of intensified struggle in June this year, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he would keep taking the pro-Telangana activism a notch higher until the Centre acceded to the legitimate and democratic demand for a separate state, even if it meant carrying on with the political struggle for another 11 years.
Speaking at the 11th party foundation day celebrations, near Vikarabad on Friday, KCR demanded that the Centre honour the promise it has made to the people of the region. “If the Centre has any respect towards democracy, it should immediately announce the formation of Telangana state. We demand that the Prime Minister immediately introduce a bill in support of a separate Telangana,” he said.
Asking media to desist from making baseless reports of TRS’s merger with Congress, Rao said his party had become strong enough for other political parties in the region to merge with TRS. “We are not in a position to merge our party. We have grown to Himalayan heights. People have made the party so strong that other parties are finding it tough to retain their identity. The party will exist even after the formation of Telangana state,” he said.
The TRS chief called upon people to continue their struggle in a peaceful manner. “We have to achieve Telangana in a peaceful and democratic way. No one can stop us. We will continue our fight until we achieve our goal. People must realise that reconstructing a new vibrant Telangana state is as important as achieving it. Our aim must be to strive for a Telangana full of smiles,” he observed.
Rao said the plan of action for this year and the next would be finalized during a three-day workshop that is to be convened soon after the Parkal byelection.
Rao urged party cadre to re-dedicate themselves to the T cause and appealed to the youth to put an end to suicides. “I request youngsters to be brave and not sacrifice their lives for the cause of Telangana. It is not good for the movement,” he said.
Referring to the suspension of eight Telangana Congress MPs for stalling Lok Sabha proceedings, Rao said: “They have not only insulted our MPs, but four crore Telangana people.” He asked the Congress MPs in question to show their sincerity and commitment to the movement by tendering their resignations. “Why are you sill hanging around in a party that does not respect our people or you, for that matter?” he asked.
Taking a dig at BJP, he came down heavily on the party for claiming that Telangana would only be a possibility when a national party took up the cause. “They (BJP) are a national party only in name. They are supported by regional parties. Today, regional parties are ruling the roost, both in UPA and NDA,” he said.
A total of 24 resolutions – in support of farmers, students, tribals, weaker sections and employees – were adopted during the meeting. Former DGP and TDP leader Pervaram Ramulu joined TRS on the occasion and vowed to lend his experience to hasten the formation of a separate Telangana.