Cong not keen on settling T issue

Press Release

Hyderabad, January 28: Demanding an immediate solution to the protracted Telangana tangle, YSR Congress has said the state leaders of all the regions should mount pressure on the high command as the Centre is not keen on settling the issue early. 

“Our stand that the government and Congress party are two different entities has been vindicated with Azad’s statement and it is time for all the wise heads to come together and find a solution to the long drawn struggle,’ the party spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao told reporters here on Monday.

Despite such public outcry, the Congress did not spell out its stand. It has been whipping regional passions and now it has created a third dimension to the Telangana issue.

The Centre should have talked with its leaders of all the three regions before the All Party Meeting.  The Congress leaders should mount pressure on the Centre now to get an early solution to the 60-year old issue, he said.

Delhi has been pulling the strings and the state congress leaders have become puppets with one region after the other taking turns in accelerating the agitation and now a third dimension too is added to the separate state issue with Rayalaseema throwing its hat in the ring.

“Instead of surrendering the self respect of the Telugu people to the Centre, state Congress leaders should bring pressure on the High Command to force a quick result, “he said.

The Centre wants the Telangana pot to be boiling and is not interested in an early solution, but as the situation is very demanding, now Congress leaders of all the regions should be more assertive unlike the statement of K Jana Reddy which dampens the spirit of the agitation, he said.

Despite three all party meetings and one Sri Krishna Committee that went into the issue but there was not outcome. Region wise agitations are being orchestrated by the Delhi durbar as it does not intend to bring out an early solution, he said.

The UPA government which could pass the 123 Nuclear agreement Bill and FDI in Retail Bill despite stiff opposition is backing out on the Telangana issue as it lacks sincerity and TRS which claims to be spearheading the Telangana agitation has never been aggressive on Delhi leaders.

“It is using only kid gloves while attacking high command and its conduct is questionable. When Congress decided to pit candidates against TRS leaders who quit assembly for the cause of Telangana, the equation is clear that they are at loggerheads, but TRS leaders are soft on Congress for whatever reason,” he said.

The decision of the Centre to further prolong the issue is an insult to the people of the state and it is time to keep away from the arithmetic of votes and seats and work for a viable solution, he said

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