War of nerves over Chalo Assembly
Govt rejects nod; T outfits unrelenting Hyderabad: The State government on Wednesday announced that it...
Govt rejects nod; T outfits unrelenting Hyderabad: The State government on Wednesday announced that it would not be possible for it to grant permission for the Chalo Assembly proposed to be conducted by the Telangana Joint Action Committee and the TRS on Friday (June 14) demanding bifurcation of the state. Announcing this in the Assembly premises, the Minister incharge for Home, J Geeta Reddy told media that this decision was taken after a thorough discussion on the pros and cons of giving permission for such a programme and it has decided that if permission was granted it could lead to violence. She said the government had also discussed the suggestion made by the T ministers that conditional permission be granted for the event. It said though conditional permission was given for Sagar Haaram in the past, the JAC and other participant organisations failed to prevent violent incidents. However, the government was willing to consider giving permission for a public meeting at Uppal in the city outskirts if the TJAC approaches them. It may be mentioned here that the T ministers had met the Chief Minister twice on Tuesday and asked him to consider giving permission for a public meeting at Uppal. Reacting to this decision the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) once again appealed to the Chief Minister to allow the march. TRS legislators submitted a memorandum to N Kiran Kumar Reddy in the State Assembly on Wednesday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India (CPI) had also requested the Chief Minister to allow the march. The TRS leaders said that irrespective of government's decision they would go ahead with the march.