T Cong meet fails to take any decision
The lack of coordination within the T Congress leaders came to fore on Tuesday as only six ministers, two MPs and 20 MLAs and MLCs attended the meeting at Congress Legislature Party office to discuss the growing resistance from Seemandhra region against bifurcation of the state.
- Only six ministers attend the meeting
- No options acceptable on Hyderabad
- JC goes to the meeting, shouts ‘Jai Andhra Pradesh’
Hyderabad : The lack of coordination within the T Congress leaders came to fore on Tuesday as only six ministers, two MPs and 20 MLAs and MLCs attended the meeting at Congress Legislature Party office to discuss the growing resistance from Seemandhra region against bifurcation of the state.
The meeting which lasted about two hours failed to take any decision on the strategy it should adopt to put pressure on the high command not to delay the process of carving separate state and also to see that the Congress gets political advantage of taking a decision in favour of separate Telangana. According to sources, though the meeting felt that they should hold a massive public meeting at Parade Grounds sometime towards the end of the month or take out a sadbhavana rally, they could not take final decision and decided to convene an extended meeting of all T leaders on September 15.
The sources said that no senior leader or minister was willing to take the lead and give a call for holding a public meeting. Though originally the meeting was convened to discuss about the fall out of the meeting of the APNGOs and how to reach out to the people of Telangana and get political advantage, it failed to come out with any concrete plan.
The meeting chaired by Pachayat Raj minister K Jana Reddy was attended by ministers D K Aruna, J Geeta Reddy, Sunitha Laskhma Reddy, N Uttam Kumar Reddy and P Sudarshan Reddy, MPs Gutta Sukhender Reddy and Madhu Yashki, Deputy Speaker Bhatti Vikramarka, chief whip Gandra Venkatramana Reddy, whip E Anil Kumar etc found fault with the Chief Minister for allowing the APNGOs to hold the meeting and providing them with police security and extending cooperation to hold the meeting. The meeting felt that it was an attempt to put hurdles in taking forward the process of separate Telangana.
The meeting, according to R Damodar Reddy, expressed concern over the three options, the union home minister referred to in regard to the status of Hyderabad during his media briefing recently. They felt that they should not agree to any option on the status of Hyderabad. Interestingly, he refused to find fault with the Chief Minsiter’s stand on Telangana.
Later talking to media, Madhu Yashki urged Telangana people not to fall prey to the false propaganda of Seemandhra leaders and employees that Telangana would be put on hold. While the meeting was on, Rayalaseema MLA J C Diwakar Reddy walked into the hall. He was greeted by Jai Telangana slogan. Diwakar Reddy replied by saying Jai Andhra Pradesh. He is also said to have asked them to support the proposal of Rayala Telangana which the T leaders turned down.