Telangana formation by Jan 1: Jaipal Reddy
Telangana Formation By January 1: Jaipal Reddy, Formation of Telangana State. Union Minister for Science and Technology S Jaipal Reddy on Saturday asserted that Hyderabad would not become a Union Territory following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh while Congress leaders from Telangana too said that there would not be any compromise on the city.
Warangal: Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy said that the new State of Telangana would become a reality by January 1, 2014. Speaking at the Telangana Vijayotsava Sabha here on Saturday, Reddy took pot shots at Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The Union Minister said that politics can never be static.
He said the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was opposed to divide Punjab but later when Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister, she decided to divide the state.
Reddy said that he was confident that the process of carving the new state would be over smoothly but in case if anyone tried to create hurdles, the T Congress leaders would fight it out and see that T state was formed.
The meeting though was meant to thank AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for taking a ‘bold’ decision to divide the State it turned out to be a venue for trying to predict who would be the first chief minister of Telangana state.
Raking up the issue, Union Minister Sarve Satyanarayana said that there could be no better candidate for the chief minister’s post than Jaipal Reddy. He said there were in fact two people who have the capability of becoming the Chief Ministers. They are S Jaipal Reddy and K Jana Reddy, he said.
However, he acknowledged the role of Dalits in the T struggle. “It is they who made several sacrifices in the fight for separate state,” he said.
Pointing towards MP S Rajaiah, the Union Minister said it was he who had raised his voice in Parliament without fear. He exuded confidence that in the near future the new state of Telangana would have a Dalit Chief Minister.
Most of the speakers criticised the Chief Minister for his alleged anti-Telangana stand. They also attacked TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy for their anti-Telangana posture.