T Cong MPs in last-ditch fight before quitting
Decide to wait till Budget Session of Parliament is over Hyderabad: Amidst speculations of Telangana...
Decide to wait till Budget Session of Parliament is over Hyderabad: Amidst speculations of Telangana Congress MPs shifting their loyalties, they have decided to give a last fight for Telangana statehood staying within the party. T Congress MPs would be staying till the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha was over for taking a decision on whether or not to quit Congress party, according to Peddapalli MP G Vivekananda. Talking to media after a meeting of the T Congress leaders here on Tuesday, Vivek said they felt that they should make yet another final attempt to get a clear statement from the Centre on the issue of bifurcation of the state. "It will be a sort of last fight," he said. If the Central government and the party high command do not respond favorably, they would be left with no other option but to take some tough decision. If the Centre fails to keep up its word, it would suffer a great loss in the region, he said. Vivek also called upon the T ministers not to hesitate from raising their voice on the issue of separate state. On Chief Minister's instructions with regard to cabinet decisions as different from fighting for T state, he said "One need not be scared of Chief Minister". Meanwhile, the party senior leader K Keshav Rao said that the media was indulging in lot of speculation that he was holding talks with TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao for some posts. He said for him posts are not important. "Only separate state matters for me," he said. Referring to the talks he had with KCR during last two days, he said KCR had told him that if T state was carved, TRS will cease to exist. This shows that it was not a party, but a movement and hence they too wanted to join the movement though there were some differences among the Congress leaders on this issue, Rao said. Keshav Rao said KCR told him that he had spoken to Congress leaders in New Delhi and they gave indications of early elections. They also advised him on how to intensify the agitation, Rao said. On the other hand Keshav Rao, Mohd Shabbir Ali and Vivek met the Panchayat Raj minister K Jana Reddy and discussed about the political situation. Jana according to KK also was of the opinion that they should wait till the end of Budget Session before any decision was taken.
22 Oct 2019 10:59 AM GMT