T decision irreversible: Jana
Denies being in race for CM post in new State Hyderabad: Panchayatraj Minister K Jana Reddy on Monday...
Denies being in race for CM post in new State
Hyderabad: Panchayatraj Minister K Jana Reddy on Monday ruled out the possibility of the Congress high command reversing its decision to carve out separate Telangana State. Speaking at a press meet organised by Telangana Journalists Forum (TJF), Jana Reddy said that the sincerity of the Central government was evident from the fact that the constitutional process has begun and the Cabinet note was getting ready.
Appealing to the people of Seemandhra region to show restrain and cooperate in the process of creating a new State. He said neither the employees of Seemandhra region nor those who were in business or those who had assets in Hyderabad should fear or worry about anything. Their interests will be fully protected and all of them will be treated as part of Telangana. “We are only separating as a state for administrative convenience and as a community,” Jana Reddy said.
Denying that he was a front runner for the post of Chief Minister in the new State, Jana Reddy said that he had never craved for any post nor did he ever lobby even for party ticket to contest the elections throughout his career.
He said he would be serving the party and the people in whatever capacity the Congress high command wants him to work. It could be as Minister at the Centre or any other post. Replying to a question, he said, “It is premature to talk as to who would be the first Chief Minister of the new State. If Congress comes to power, the decision will be taken by the legislature party in consultation with the party high command.”
However, Jana Reddy said he has a vision in regard to the development of the new State. He said, the first signature if Congress comes to power will be on building new power plants and reviewing all irrigation projects to prioritise their speedy completion. He said focus would be on accelerated growth of Hyderabad, spreading growth to all districts, making all sections of people, partners in progress.
Calls on Kiran, Botcha
Seeks clarification on their anti-T stand as claimed by Seemandhra leaders
Hyderabad: The Minister for Panchayatraj K Jana Reddy on Monday called on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana to clarify if they had also signed on the resolution asking the Congress high command to reconsider its decision on Telangana, as claimed by Seemandhra leaders on Saturday.
Speaking at a press meet here on Monday, he said there was nothing wrong if it was their personal view or aspiration, but they should not sign any resolution and send it to high command. Instead they should allay the apprehensions of the leaders of Seemandhra and make way for smooth process of creation of the new state. Jana Reddy said when the Congress went back on its December 9, 2009 promise, things had take a turn for worse and development had taken back seat.
If such a thing is repeated now then the situation would go out of control, he added. He felt that the Chief Minister and the PCC president should take the initiative to form a sort of peace committees and to allay the fears of the people of Seemandhra. As a colleague of the Chief Minister, he said he would extend his full cooperation on issues like water, revenue and resources sharing. Replying to a question on Union Minister AK Antony-headed high power committee, Jana Reddy said it was to expedite the process to form new state by holding discussions with leaders from both the regions.