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Telangana announcement as Sonia Birthday Gift

Thu 07th Oct 2010 07:41 AM
Telangana announcement as Sonia Birthday Gift
Telangana announcement as Sonia Birthday Gift

The Congress party should get ‘feelers’ from the Srikrishna Commission on the situation in Andhra Pradesh by November and announce formation of a separate Telangana state by December 9, as birthday gift by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, stated  Secunderabad Cantonment MLA P Shankara Rao on Tuesday.

Talking to media persons at the CLP office, Mr Shankar Rao said that, after the announcement of Telangana, the Centre should introduce a Bill in the budget session of Parliament.

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The Cantonment MLA said that the Congress was in favour of a Telangana state and has been committed to this from the beginning.

He said the Congress has appointed a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Pranab Mukherjee in 2001 after the Congress leaders from the state approached Congress president Sonia Gandhi and submitted a memorandum to her.

“Only the Congress party can bring a separate state and fulfill the aspirations of Telangana people as it knows the pulse of Telanganaites,” he reiterated.

The MLA revealed that he has written a letter to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Law Minister and state In-Charge Affairs M Veerappa Moily, in this connection.

He hoped that the Congress would come to power in the 2012 by-elections conducted for Telangana and Seemandhra regions.

Mr Shankar Rao praised Chief Minister K Rosaiah for working so hard and efficiently even at his age and criticized the allegations of inefficiency and non-functioning of the government. He said that Mr Rosaiah is being blamed for the non-functioning of his Cabinet colleagues.

The MLA demanded that the Chief Minister revamp the Cabinet and drop inefficient Ministers to streamline the administration.