T Cong leaders on the edge, may visit Delhi on Sept 22
Worried over the signals emanating from New Delhi that the process of carving out separate Telangana state would not move forward till the Antony committee submits its report and the concerns of the Seemandhra people were addressed, the Telangana Congress leaders are now planning to go to New Delhi on September 22.
The delegation to be led by Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy will meet the top leaders of the party including president Sonia Gandhi
- To complain about the Chief Minister’s role in the ongoing Seemandhra agitation
- To press for immediate preparation of cabinet note and passing of T Bill in parliament
- Worried over the claims of the Chief Minister and Seemandhra leaders
Hyderabad: Worried over the signals emanating from New Delhi that the process of carving out separate Telangana state would not move forward till the Antony committee submits its report and the concerns of the Seemandhra people were addressed, the Telangana Congress leaders are now planning to go to New Delhi on September 22.
The T Congress leaders led by Panchayati Raj Minister K Jana Reddy are likely to meet the leaders of the high command including party president Sonia Gandhi and explain to her the problems that would arise if the process was further delayed. They will urge upon her to see that the cabinet note was brought before the union cabinet immediately and bill was introduced in the winter session of the Parliament. They also propose to explain to her that the agitation in the Seemandhra region was engineered by the Chief Minister and some industrialists turned politicians who want to create controversy with regard to the status of Hyderabad.
The delegation is likely to consist of DK Aruna, Shabbir Ali, Kamalakar Rao, Yadava Reddy, Suresh Reddy and Basavaraj Saraiah. The Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha and former PCC president D Srinivas are unlikely to join them. Though the PCC spokesperson Kamalakar Rao exuded confidence that the high command would not go back on its promise of bifurcation since the CWC had taken a decision after detailed consultations with various parties and leaders, the T Congress leaders are worried over the delay in taking the process forward.
The reported comment of the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy when some Seemandhra leaders like Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and others met him on Tuesday that the cabinet note was not ready yet and it would take at least three weeks before it was presented to the cabinet and the claim of Seemandhra leaders on Wednesday in New Delhi after meeting Veerappa Moily that the high command had taken note of the ongoing agitation in the Seemandhra region and that the cabinet note would not be prepared till Antony committee submits its report has further added to the worries of the T Congress leaders.
It may be mentioned here that the Chief Minister who has been advocating the cause of united state from public platforms has suddenly stopped speaking about it openly and has also been going to Secretariat regularly and has been reviewing the performance of various departments.