Don't allow united AP rally: T Congress MPs

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New Delhi: Raising the pitch, the Telangana Congress MPs warned Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar...

New Delhi: Raising the pitch, the Telangana Congress MPs warned Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and APCC President Botcha Satyanarayana against giving permission to Seemandhra leaders to hold a meeting in Hyderabad. Dubbing the move of the Seemandhra leaders to hold a rally in Hyderabad as provocative, the Telangana Congress MPs claimed that stage is set for separate Telangana to materialize and now nothing should be done to vitiate the atmosphere and advised them to abandon such plans. Let them hold Seemandhra Sabhas in that region but they should refrain from planning any such meeting in Hyderabad. MPs
There was hectic activity in the Capital. Union Minister of State for Commerce D Purandeshwari called on AICC General Secretary incharge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh. In a related development, the Telangana Congress MPs held a breakfast meeting at the residence of Ponnam Prabhakar and later in the day, interacted with the mediapersons at the residence of Palvai Goverdhan Reddy. At the media interaction after the meeting, the Telangana Congress MPs � Palvai Goverdhan Reddy, S Rajaiah, Madhu Yashki Goud, Ponnam Prabhakar and Rapole Anand Bhaskar � asserted that the Congress High Command decision should be respected by all. Ponnam Prabhakar said that AICC General Secretary incharge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh had made it clear that all Congressmen must abide by the decision taken by the Congress High Command. Rapole Anand Bhaskar said that the party decision is in consonance with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) resolution of 2001, the Congress Election Manifesto Commitment of 2004 and the announcement made by the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on December 9, 2009. S Rajaiah rejected the proposal for Rayala-Telangana as unacceptable. Telangana with 10 districts and Hyderabad as the Capital alone is acceptable. "There is no single reason for us to remain united. There are 100 reasons for us to get separated," Rajaiah said. Rajaiah said disparate regions were forcibly merged in 1956, which has become untenable. "Sonia Gandhi stands for the voiceless people and she gave voice to the people of Telangana on her birthday on December 9, 2009," Rajaiah said. Madhu Yashki Goud said credit goes to the Telangana Congress MPs for bringing the Telangana issue to this level, when stage has been set for a decision. Palvai Goverdhan Reddy said if staying together as a single State is difficult, it is better to stay as two separate States. There is a need for congenial atmosphere to be created, so that both the States could prosper together. Venkat Parsa
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