'Package proposal' by Delhi sends T netas into a huddle
Ministers, MPs to hold extensive meeting on June 18 This is the second meeting in four days. In the last...
Ministers, MPs to hold extensive meeting on June 18 This is the second meeting in four days. In the last meeting they had announced that they will not contest the general elections if the Congress high command does not announce bifurcation of the state. Hyderabad: The manner in which the State government handled the Chalo Assembly and the reports emanating from Delhi that the Congress core committee which met on Friday was considering a package to Telangana has left the T Congress leaders a worried lot. Important leaders including ministers like Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Basavaraj Saraiah, P Sudershan Reddy, D Sridhar Babu and MPs Palvai Govardhan Reddy, Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Ponnam Prabhakar and Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar met at the residence of the Panchayat Raj minister K Jana Reddy on Saturday. The meeting resolved to hold an extensive meeting on June 18 when they will decide whether to hold a public meeting in Hyderabad before they leave for New Delhi to meet the leaders of high command and exert pressure. Ministers, MPs, MLAs and DCC heads from the region will participate in the extended meeting. The T Congress leaders expressed their unhapiness over the proposal to give a package to the region. Jana Reddy said nothing short of separate state would be acceptable to them. If the Congress decides to bifurcate the state only then the fortunes of the party can be revived in the region, he told reporters after the meeting. This is the second meeting in four days. In the last meeting they had announced that they will not contest the general elections if the Congress high command does not announce bifurcation of the state. According to Ananda Bhaskar, the MPs found fault with the ministers for their failure to protest against the police excesses against T agitators during the Chalo Assembly. Govardhan Reddy said that he requested the ministers to resign from their posts and jump into the movement for separate state. If not the prospects of Congress leaders will further diminish. He was also critical of the ministers that they were giving more importance to remain in office. When the movement was at its peak they should not remain spectators, Reddy remarked.