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T Cong netas gear up for June 30 meeting

T Cong netas gear up for June 30 meeting
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Jana Reddy says this is penultimate effort T Ministers in touch with district leaders Hyderabad: With no clear indications emanating from the...

  • Jana Reddy says this is penultimate effort
  • T Ministers in touch with district leaders

jana reddyHyderabad: With no clear indications emanating from the party high command on the contentious issue of separate Telangana, the T Congress leaders have intensified their efforts to make the June 30 meeting a success. Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy who has taken the lead is in constant touch with all the T leaders including the second rung leaders in all the 10 districts of the region. He has been telling that they should consider this to be the penultimate attempt to impress upon the party high command to take a decision in favour of bifurcation of the state.

Already the ministers from the region are in close contact with the district leaders to work out the modalities for mobilisation of party activists. Sunita Lakshma Reddy is said to be coordinating with all the ministers. On the other hand, MPs K Rajagopal, Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Ponnam Prabhakar and Madhu Yashki Goud have also been vested with the responsibility to see that large number of people participate in the meeting. The Nizamabad MP, Madhu Yashki held a meeting with party workers on Saturday and explained to them about the need to make the meeting a success.

According to Jana Reddy, they are concentrating on districts that are nearby to Hyderabad so that the mobilisation becomes easy. The entire effort is focused on sending a strong message to the party high command that the sentiment for a separate state is very strong both among the rank and file and hence taking this factor into consideration the party high command should take a quick decision in the matter. When asked if the T Congress leaders would announce at the meeting that they will not contest the elections in case the high command does not announce separate Telangana, Jana Reddy said there has been no consensus on this issue.

He said the Deputy Chief Minister D Rajanarasimha had made the suggestion but it has now been decided that the matter would be left to the individuals. He said the meeting will pass a resolution demanding bifurcation of the state and the T Congress leaders led by him and Rajanarsimha will go to New Delhi to submit a memorandum to the party high command demanding immediate announcement. Meanwhile, the party senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Palvai Govardhan Reddy told media at Gandhi Bhavan that it would take more time before the high command could arrive at a decision.

Reddy said the high command was facing several pressures from various quarters and there is absolute confusion on how to resolve the issue. He said according to the information he has, it may not be possible for the high command to take any decision within a week or two. Reddy feels that the party high command may not announce any package for the region. The leaders in New Delhi including the AICC incharge of the state affairs Digvijay Singh are fully aware of the issue and they know it very well that such a measure would be suicidal for the party.

Replying to a question as to why and how the confusion had arisen, he said, the party leadership had received varied reports from over the Telangana issue from leaders of both the regions which has pushed them into a state of confusion.

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