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Sudarshan Reddy not to contest 2014 polls

Sudarshan Reddy not to contest 2014 polls
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To visit Delhi after budget session to press the demand for T Hyderabad: Minister for Major Irrigation P...

To visit Delhi after budget session to press the demand for T

sudarshan reddyHyderabad: Minister for Major Irrigation P Sudarshan Reddy on Tuesday joined the list of T ministers- K Jana Reddy, D Sridhar Babu Basavaraju Saraiah and Ponnala Lakshmaiah- in announcing that he would not contest the elections if the Congress high command did not take a positive decision in regard to bifurcation of the State.

Sudarshan Reddy, in an informal chat with reporters in the lobbies of the State Assembly, said that the party high command should understand the seriousness of the issue and resolve it or else it would become difficult for them to face the polls. He said that he could not attend the meeting of T ministers on Monday, but later spoke to them over phone and decided that he too would not contest the 2014 elections, if the vexatious issue was kept pending. He said that he would speak to the other ministers from Telangana and all of them would go to New Delhi after the budget session was over to once again appeal to the high command and explain the urgency to take a decision in the matter.

Asked if all the ministers were willing to join the trip to Delhi and also participate in the bus yatra, Jana Reddy said that he was consulting all of them and was confident that they would join. He said that the T ministers would once again meet and finalise the programme. In reply to another question, he said that all ministers would join the proposed bus yatra in the region. It may be mentioned here that in the past, when Jana Reddy wanted to take a group of ministers to Delhi, Minister for Information and Public Relations D K Aruna refused to join them and took up a bus yatra in the district.

Sudarshan Reddy felt that delaying the decision on Telangana was harming both the regions, Telangana and Andhra. He said that the State was losing on investments. Once the State becomes unpopular among the investors, restoring their confidence will be herculean.

Leaves for Delhi to meet MCI officials Meanwhile, Sudarshan Reddy, on Tuesday afternoon, left for New Delhi to meet the governing body of Medical Council of India (MCI) to clear all the bottlenecks for securing the long awaited permissions for medical college in Nizamabad. The governing body of MCI was scheduled to meet on Wednesday. Dr Suman Chandra, principal of the medical college would be leaving to New Delhi on Wednesday for the same purpose. He would be working with MCI officials for the next five days.

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