T-issue boils as TRS-Cong. deal failed

Press Release

Hyderabad, January 30: TRS and Congress are trading charges against each other as their deal could not be finalised at Delhi level and KCR has been using Telangana people’s sentiments as a commodity for personal gains, YSR Congress has said. 

“The statements of TRS and Congress leaders brought to fore their behind-the-scenes agreement that went awry and has become crystal clear that the two parties could not come to an understanding on merger and the consideration (price) thereon,” YSRCP spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao told reporters here on Wednesday.

Quoting three leaders, he said, while K Taraka Rama Rao says, first give Telangana then we will talk of the other modalities, Congress leader V Hanumath Rao says, give the letter of merger and take the letter of Telangana. Madhu Yashki on the other hand says there should not be any riders for the merger.

All the three statements point to one common factor that there has been a deal which went wrong somewhere and the issue has been boiling.

Unmindful of the suicides and heartburn of the people of the region, leaders of the two parties have been hurling abuses at each other only to signal that the deal for mutual benefit could not be concluded. 

TRS leaders, who claim to be spearheading the Telangana movement, have been trading the sentiments and the movement for their personal gains. The issue has been very clear and there is a precedence of PRP merging for gains in whatever form, he said.

Neither Congress nor TRS have any love lost for the people of Telangana but have their personal agenda ahead of everything else he said adding that the present situation arose as they could not strike a deal at Delhi level. KCR, who was in Delhi for some time had said that he was prepared to merge the party with Congress but did not tell as to what was the consideration, Rao said.

The two parties are treating the sentiments and self respect of the people of Telangana as a commodity and are engaged in mercantile activity, he said.

On one hand there is unrest and tempers are running high, while the issue is been dragged for reasons other than regional interests, he said adding that playing with the sentiments of people will prove costly to both the parties.

KCR had told during Parakala by-election that Telangana will be a reality in three months to garner votes and increase his bargaining power with the Centre.

Congress and TRS should take responsibility of the deaths of innocent lives in the region, he said.

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