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KCR puts Telangana on hold, eyes 2014 elections- MVK Sastry ఫిబ్రవరి 14, 2013

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KCR puts Telangana on hold, eyes elections
MVK Sastry, New Indian express, Hyderabad, 14 February 2013

While other political parties are merely discussing early general elections, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is already busy selecting the ‘right’ candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. He wants to win 15 Lok Sabha and 110 Assembly seats in next elections.
Chandrasekhar Rao is understood to have come to the conclusion that the Congress would not resolve the Telangana issue in the coming days.

After his experience of 12 years leading the Telangana movement, KCR believes that the TRS would emerge as the single largest party in the Telangana region by wining 15 Lok Sabha seats and he would be able to play a key role in Parliament, forcing the Central government to declare a road map for the creation of Telangana state. (మరింత…)

Telangana movement is propelled by people, not TRS or KCR : Kishan Reddy సెప్టెంబర్ 24, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Hyderabad, KCR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS, violence.
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‘Telangana movement is propelled by people, not TRS or KCR’
The New Indian Express, September 24, 2012

BJP state president G Kishan Reddy speaks on Telangana Movement, Telangana March, etc in an interview to Express.

Q) What is your view on the Telangana Joint Action Committee’s call for ‘Telangana March’ in the city on September 30?
A) The TJAC has decided the programme without consulting it’s political constituents. However, the BJP has extended it’s solidarity and decided to take part in the programme. BJP leaders of the Telangana districts would soon meet to prepare an action plan for making the march a grand success

Q) TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is maintaining silence on the Telangana March. Do you think the programme will be organised at the expected level?
A) What do you mean? You should not forget past experiences! TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao did not take part in any programme for which a call was given by the TJAC. But, the BJP has played an active role in every programme. Even the Million March was not supported by the TRS. To protect his existence, KCR took part in it at the final hour.

Q) TRS chief claims that the TRS and the Telangana Movement are one and the same. What do you say?
A) It is wrong and that sort of image has been cultivated by certain sections of the media. If that was true, how come the TRS chief failed in the Mahabubnagar Assembly constituency by-elections which falls under his own parliamentary constituency? How come TRS win the Parakal by-election by only a margin of 1500 votes? TRS is just one of the political parties in the region and not the whole Telangana Movement. (మరింత…)

Telangana : History and economy మార్చి 19, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Culture, Economy, Godavari, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Kakatiya, Mulki, Nizam, Poetry & Songs, politics, regionalism, struggle, Telangana, Telugu, TRS.
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Telangana: History and economy
G Naga Sridhar, Business Line, March 15, 2011

If the Vijayanagara ruler Sri Krishnadevaraya (AD 1509-29), who strived to further the Telugu language and culture, was alive today, he would have jumped into the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad. The reason: He would been thrown into despair at the nihilistic cultural attitude displayed by a section of the pro-Telanagana activists, who destroyed 18 statues (out of 33) of legendary personalities of Telugu land during the ‘Million March’ on March 10 in support of Telangana State, just because they did not hail from what now is being termed Telangana.

The statues of great saint-composer Annamayya, 19th Century social reformer Kandukuri Veeresalingam and Sir Arthur Cotton (1803-1899), the first British engineer to envisage a complete system of irrigation and canals for India, too faced the same fate. Not that these statues are rare artefacts. They were sculpted and installed just about 25 years ago. But what is alarming is the attitude that refuses to see the distinction between blind jingoism and a sagacious sense of regionalism. (మరింత…)

Million March- TJAC and TRS మార్చి 19, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, BJP, Congress, CPI, Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, KCR, KTR, livelihoods, Mulki, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, students, Telangana, youth.
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Professor who couldn’t steal a march on leader
Sreenivasa Janyala, Indian Express 14 March 2011

One is a politician, the other a professor of political science at Osmania University. Each is trying to upstage the other in the Telangana movement.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrashekhara Rao wants to keep the agitation under his control but Prof M Kodanda Rama Reddy, 55, chairman of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), hopes to wrest the initiative.

On Thursday, the academician tried to make a statement with a “Million March” but the rally turned violent, with MPs attacked and statues of Telugu icons vandalised, and ended up putting a black mark on the professor’s reputation. (మరింత…)

TRS threatens to boycott Telangana meet on January 6 జనవరి 2, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, Identity, movement, Mulki, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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TRS chief threatens to boycott Telangana meet
CNN-IBM, Updated Jan 02, 2010

New Delhi: TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said he will not attend the January 6 meeting called by the Central Government in Delhi if two representatives from each party are called.

He said two opinions from each party will only complicate the matters.
The Srikrishna Committee looking into the formation of a separate state of Telengana submitted its report to the Home Minister P Chidambaram on December 30.

Chidambaram had said the report will be made public after consultation with eight political parties in the state on January 6.

The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh is split vertically on its support for a new state. It has 21 MPs from the Andhra-Rayalseema region and 12 from the Telengana region. The state accounts for 33 MPs.

The 12 Telengana MPs are under pressure to quit. Andhra MPs are agitating for a united state, worried about losing out on the rich telangana areas. The congress’ official position is that it favours small states but with a national consensus. Unofficially, the Congress is worried that there will be a rise in similar demands for smaller states like Gorkhaland and Harit Pradesh.

The TRS cheif has found fault with Chidambaram for inviting two representatives from each party. He said two opinions from each party will only complicate matters and also said that he will not attend January 6 meet in Delhi if two representatives from each party are called. (మరింత…)

Middle path Srikrishna committee drama శ్రీ కృష్ణ కమిటీ కాలయాపన నాటకం శుభం మే 13, 2010

Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, cinema, compromise, Congress, drama, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, Jai Andhra, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students, suicide, TDP, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS, youth.
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Srikrishna talks of ‘middle path’ on Telangana
New Indian Express, 13 May 2010

HYDERABAD: In what is being surmised as a Freudian slip, Justice B N Srikrishna on Wednesday said his committee may have to take a ‘middle course’ in regard to the demand for bifurcation of the state.
Replying to questions at a news conference here, Justice Srikrishna said: ‘‘One section feels that it should be done (bifurcation).

Another section feels that it should not be done. We have to choose between the two or have to find a middle path, if possible.’’ He, however, hastened to add that any ‘‘decision’’ would be taken either on Dec.31 or Jan 1, 2011 after considering the opinion of all sections of people.

The committee’s member secretary V K Duggal later attempted to explain what the chairman meant. He said that Justice Srikrishna had only pointed out that there were various possibilities before the committee. (మరింత…)

KCR is trying to blackmail the Centre : Union Minister జనవరి 26, 2010

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The process for creation of Telangana is lengthy: Union minister

January 26, 2010

Kadapa: Union minister of state for steel K Sai Pratap has said it is not easy to move a bill for the formation of a separate Telangana in the Parliament.

“TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao is of the opinion that Telangana can be created on his terms. But the process for the creation of a separate state is lengthy,” Pratap told reporters at Ramapuram in Kadapa district yesterday.

Commenting on the prolonged formal and legislative process involved in the exercise, Pratap said, “to form a separate state the concerned chief minister has to send a report to the governor who submits his views to the president of India and the State Assembly has to pass a resolution.”

After considering all the facts the president of India has to propose a bill in Parliament for the creation of a separate state, he said. (మరింత…)