Warangal, Feb 1: Congress MP S Rajaiah and senior leader K Dayasagara Rao on Monday said there is no need for the party leaders to resign on the Telangana statehood issue.The Congress leaders said the Centre had stated that the process for Telangana had begun and hence the leaders should not take any hasty decision as it would only derail the process.By creating a constitutional crisis, the problem will not be solved. The TDP is conspiring to destabilize the government and take advantage of the situation, they pointed out.
Rao said the TDP had lost face both in Andhra and Telangana regions and is trying to gain political mileage from the ongoing turmoil. He advised the congress leaders not to play into the hands of the TDP leaders.Attributing the impending crisis to a few political parties which went back on their stand on separate Telangana, Rao said the Congress was committed to the issue and would keep its promise made to the people.“The pressure being exerted on the Telangana Congress leaders and consequent moves by the MLAs are only confusing the party high command.
Since the party high command is seized of the issue, the leaders in Telangana region should strictly abide by its decision and withdraw their resignations enabling it to continue the process,” he explained.The leaders said Union Home Minister only talked about a road map on wide-range of consultations and not on whether to go ahead on separate Telangana state.A decision has already been taken on the issue. However, since the leaders of Rayalaseema and Andhra feel left out, the government proposes to engage them in further decision making process, they pointed out.