Minister For Civil Supplies And Legislative Affairs D Sridhar Babu on Friday stated that the government is ready to introduce a resolution on Telangana issue in the state Assembly, provided that there is a consensus emerges among the various political parties on the separate statehood issue.
Talking to media persons at Congress Legislature Party Office, the Minister said that the resolution introduced earlier was not passed due to differences among parties over the issue.
“That’s why the government was not making efforts to introduce a resolution in the House and the Centre would take a final decision on the issue soon,” he stated.
He criticized the statements made by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee members that Ministers and MLAs from Telangana are not proactive enough in their efforts for the separate statehood demand.
Condemning the statement, the Minister said the TPJAC blaming the Ministers and MLAs was unfortunate, especially since it came at a time when their efforts have been intensified. They had written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking her appointment over the issue, Mr Sridhar Babu pointed out.
The Minister asked the Opposition party MLAs to utilize the House sessions effectively to raise issues of public importance and help the Deputy Speaker to conduct House business smoothly.
The Minister also advised the Intermediate students to concentrate on their studies instead of participating in statehood agitation.
He also appealed to Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers Association to withdraw their noncooperation agitation considering the deteriorating sanitary situation in the state.