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TRS will not accept package: Harish Rao డిసెంబర్ 11, 2011

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No question of accepting package: Harish Rao

Special Correspondent, The Hindu December 11, 2011

TRS denies having been consulted by Congress on the Telangana issue

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has denied that it was consulted by the Congress high command in a bid to resolve the separate Telangana issue.

Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, the party MLA T. Harish Rao condemned reports that the Congress leaders in New Delhi were in touch with the TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao. He warned the Congress that the TRS will not remain quiet if it came up with any package or development council or the States Reorganisation Commission as an alternative to statehood. (మరింత…)

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U-turns on Telangana : Gautam Pingle ఏప్రిల్ 12, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, compromise, Congress, elections, Identity, Naxalite, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, terrorism, TRS.
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U-turns on Telangana
Gautam Pingle, Deccan Chronicle, April 10, 2011

Telangana statehood has many sympathisers. The UPA-appointed Pranab Mukherjee Committee received letters of support for Telangana from Mr I. K. Gujral, Chandrasekhar, V.P. Singh and Mr H.D. Deva Gowda (all former PMs) and also from Mr Lalu Yadav, Ms Mayawati, Mr Sharad Pawar, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Mr George Fernandes, and Mr Prakash Singh Badal. Mr Yadav understood what was driving the movement.

He wrote: “The people of the region have been fighting for it for more than a half a century. It is a people’s movement in the real sense. This movement has always been solidly backed by every section of the people of the region. Intellectuals, government employees, students remained although, as the backbone of the movement. And now, it has percolated down to the agrarian sector and the working classes…. The people of this region strongly feel and they have every reason to feel so — that they can no longer live in the integrated state of Andhra Pradesh with self respect and dignity.”

All these were non-Congress leaders. The BJP has always been a consistent supporter. But the NDA was prevented in granting statehood to Telangana only because, as Mr Advani wrote in his memoir, of objections by Mr Chandrababu Naidu and the TD — its major coalition partner. Since 2009, however, the TD and Mr Naidu have also supported Telangana statehood. The Congress has in 2004 and again in 2009 promised statehood for Telangana in its election manifestos. The riddle is why was there the delay since at least 2009? (మరింత…)

Congress to fight terrorism, naxalism, communalism & regionalism : PM డిసెంబర్ 28, 2009

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Andhra, Congress, Identity, Naxalite, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Sonia, Telangana, terrorism, violence.
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Cong capable of fighting terrorism through talks: PM
IANS, Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 20:49

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the Congress Government had the capacity to fight the challenges India is facing from terrorism, Maosit insurgency, communalism and regionalism.

“The country needs the Congress Government and the Congress
Government at the Centre is capable of fighting terrorism and Naxalism efficiently,” Manmohan Singh said at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the party’s headquarters in New Delhi.

The Congress on Monday began its year-long celebrations to mark 125 years of its formation.

The party will later shift to the new headquarters, the Indira Gandhi Bhavan at Kotla Road, named after the late prime minister. Its headquarters since 1978 has been at 24, Akbar Road.

Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the Indira Gandhi Bhavan after hoisting the party flag.

The Prime Minister said the Congress was ready to accommodate all shades of opinion within the framework of the Indian Constitution. (మరింత…)