Gutta Sukhender refutes KCR's charges against T MPs
'T MPs attending Parliament session believing that the UPA government will stand by its word on Telangana issue' Nalgonda: Under attack from TRS...
'T MPs attending Parliament session believing that the UPA government will stand by its word on Telangana issue' Nalgonda: Under attack from TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao, Lok Sabha member Gutta Sukhender Reddy refuted the allegation that the Congress MPs representing Telangana were not waging a fight for Telangana State. Addressing media men at the camp office here on Monday, the MP claimed that the MPs of Telangana were fighting together for the separate state in and outside of Parliament. He recalled that KCR himself praised the MPs for their fighting spirit for Telangana state in the past. Sukhender Reddy wondered as to how KCR would blame them now for the delay in the formation of Telangana. "Though we are part of the ruling party, we are waging a relentless fight for Telangana in a democratic manner. We are attending Parliament session believing that the UPA government will stand by its word on Telangana issue," he said. Sukhender Reddy claimed that Telangana MPs handed over a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi after Parliament session on Thursday demanding separate Telangana state. He apprehended that political equations would change in the state if the Centre failed to initiate a process to create Telangana state by May. The MP said the MPs cautioned the high command that the Congress would suffer a setback in the state if it delayed Telangana state formation. Backing the role played by Minister for Panachayat Raj K Jana Reddy and Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy in Telangana movement, Sukhender Reddy said the Centre was seriously pursuing the Telangana issue. "The Congress will not resurrect from ashes in the state until Centre initiated a process to carve out Telangana state", he added. He said the Congress MPs of Telangana would extend unconditional support to the parties that wage a movement for Telangana state. He reminded that Lok Sabha Speaker Meera Kumar suspended him and his colleagues for four days following their protest in the House demanding Telangana State. He pledged that he would support TRS and CPI in Parliament if they raised Telangana issue.