Leaders from regional parties pitch for T state

Leaders from regional parties pitch for T state
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CWC urged not to delay decision any further Hyderabad: Leaders of regional parties from different states...

CWC urged not to delay decision any further

Hyderabad: Leaders of regional parties from different states vowed their full support to Telangana statehood demand at a seminar organised by Telangana Rasthriya Lok Dal (TRLD) here on Saturday. MP and TRLD general secretary Jayant Chaudary, Small States Federation president R K Tomar, National Panthers Party (Jammu and Kashmir) chief Prof. Bhim Singh, Pravin Thakur (Himachal Pradesh), Dava Pakshin (Gorkhaland), Thakur Kishore Singh (Vidarbha) and Congress MP Madhu Yashki Goud delivered their key address on the occasion.

Jayant Chaudary, son of Union Minister Ajit Singh, stated that Telangana demand should not be compared with other statehood demands including Vidarbha, Gorkhaland, Harit Pradesh and Bundelkhand. The intensity and the strong support for Telangana right from the grassroot level for the last several decades were yet to pick up to similar extent in other states, he opined.

Chaudary appealed to the Congress high command not to delay decision on Telangana by referring it to CWC or any other committees further. Veteran politician Prof. Bhim Singh stated that Congress party could not be trusted that easily. He appealed to the Telangana community including students, employees to boycott classes, duties and undertake peaceful stir from October 2 till November 14. "Let me assure you that your long-standing would be fulfilled," he said and added that he would come down to Hyderabad to hoist the flag on November 14.

Congress MP Madhu Yashki Goud expressed hope on early formation of Telangana State. The fact that Rahul Gandhi attended Core Committee meeting for the first time, and a road map was sought (which was not necessary to maintain status quo) augurs well for Telangana, he added.Madhu Yashki pointed out that Sonia Gandhi gave a patient hearing to the presentation given by Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Raja Narasimha. He charged Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu of conspiring against Telangana by giving wrong inputs to the Centre telling that separate state movement was not severe except in three to four districts.

R K Tomar insisted on a common forum for regional parties supporting statehood. If the forum could send 50 MPs to Parliament from length and breadth of the country, public demands like Telangana would be fulfilled in a matter of time, he added. MLC K Dileep, Dr K Laxman, Yennam Srinivas Reddy (BJP), KR Amos (Congress), G Deviprasad, G Rajender Reddy, Addanki Dayaker (T JAC), Indira Dileep, Mohd Riyaz, Ch Seshagiri Rao, Sogara Begum (TRLD), Vimalakka (TUF) and Kappara Prasad (Telangana Journalists Union) presented their views.

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