No compromise on Bhadrachalam: Jaipal
No Compromise on Bhadrachalam: Jaipal, Decision on Telangana, Issue on Bhadrachalam. Union Minister S Jailpal Reddy on Wednesday described AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s decision on Telangana as a ‘bold’ step and the formation of the 29th State as ‘historic’.
- Accuses ‘Seemandhra friends’ of obstructing Telangana
- D K Aruna wants T without condition, as mentioned in CWC resolution
Union Minister S Jailpal Reddy on Wednesday described AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s decision on Telangana as a ‘bold’ step and the formation of the 29th State as ‘historic’.
Addressing the Congress Vijayostava Sabha in Nirmal, he praised Sonia for being soft (‘vennalanti manasu’) but taking a tough decision. He expressed surprise over TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s stand for equal justice to the two regions. He pointed out that there were many happenings in Delhi which were not reported in the media.
The union minister asserted that there was no question of any compromise on the statue of Bhadrachalam, as it was part of Telangana. He quipped that the ‘Seemandhra friends’ were playing the role of ‘Saindavudu’. ‘It is not proper to criticize Sonia Gandhi’s decision, as politicians have to move with the changing historic happenings’.
Minister D K Aruna demanded Telangana without conditions, as desired by the people and as mentioned in the CWC resolution. She said attempts to merge Bhadrachalam in Seemnandhra and UT status to Hyderabad would be opposed. Minister K Jana Reddy observed that the ‘Seemandhra mechinations’ would not click and the meeting heralded conclusion of war (‘samaram’). He said Adilabad district would be re-named after Komaram Bheem. District Minister Ramreddy Venkat Reddy declared that not only Lord Rama but no village in Khammam would be given up.
Another Minister Basawaraju Saraiah alleged that the Seemandhra leaders had done injustice to Telangana. Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy said there was no shortage of leaders in Telangana, while accusing the TDP and YSRCP of changing their stand on statehood.
Former APCC president D Srinivas warned any harm to Telangana would not be tolerated, while accusing Chief Minister Kiran Reddy of sending wrong reports at the behest of Seemandhra people. Former Minister Mohd Ali Shabbir, Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar also spoke.
Except Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha and MP V Hanumanth Rao, all ministers, MPs, legislators and senior party Telangana leaders attended.