Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday announced that the Centre would announce its decision on separate Telangana in the next two to three month.
Addressing a gathering of Congress workers at Camp Office, the Chief Minister said that the Centre was fully aware of the Telangana demand and also the sentiments. He said the on-going agitation was causing inconvenience to the general public, he requested the pro-Telangana groups to withdraw the general strike and wait for the Centre's decision.
The Chief Minister also claimed that he has got Sonia Gandhi's approval for the one rupee kilo rice scheme about three months ago. He said the new scheme would be helpful in eradicating poverty from the State.
Earlier a rally of Congress worked led by Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha and Sangareddy MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy came to the Camp office in support of the new rice scheme announced by the Chief Minister.
Jayaprakash Reddy told media persons that the event was organised to express the gratitude of the poor for the said scheme. He said that the credit goes to the Chief Minister for the scheme which was intended to provide sustenance to the downtrodden.
Women's welfare minister Sunitha Laxmareddy MLAs Krishna Reddy, Ch Muthyam Reddy and MLA Farooq Hussain and others also spoke.