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Cong leaders to mount pressure on Centre on T issue

Fri 07th Jan 2011 08:13 AM
Cong leaders to mount pressure on Centre on T issue
Cong leaders to mount pressure on Centre on T issue

Congress Leaders from the Telangana on Friday decided to mount pressure on Centre by threatening to resign to their posts demanding introduction of Telangana bill in the parliament.

The Telangana Congress Leaders met at the Nizam Club early on Friday morning to discuss the Justice Srikrishna Committee recommendations where it was decided that they should mount pressure on Centre for introduction of Telangana Bill on the first day itself of Budget Session of Parliament.

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Talking to media persons later, Minister Jupalli Krishna Rao said the Telangana leaders would intensify their struggle for achieving Telangana state without bothering about the recommendations of Srikrishna Panel’s Report.

The Congress Leaders also decided to send a delegation to New Delhi and brief the party High Command over the aspirations of Telangana people and their sentiments over the separate statehood issue.

The meeting also condemned the police action on Osmania University students on Thursday and decided to meet Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to raise their concern over the issue.

The Congress Leaders also demanded that the government lifts curbs on the media, covering the aftermath on the Srikrishna Report

Former minister Jeevan Reddy appealed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to stand by the promise made by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram made on December 9, 2009 on the Telangana statehood issue.

The former minister said the Commissions’ recommendations were not acceptable to Telangana people. He said the Congress would lose Telangana people’s confidence if it failed to respect the sentiments and aspirations of Telangana people.