TRS denies having been consulted by Congress on theTelangana issue

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has denied that it was consulted by the Congress high command in a bid to resolve the separate Telangana issue.

Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, the party MLA T. Harish Rao condemned reports that the Congress leaders in New Delhi were in touch with the TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao. He warned the Congress that the TRS will not remain quiet if it came up with any package or development council or the States Reorganisation Commission as an alternative to statehood.

The TRS will not accept anything short of a separate State with Hyderabad as capital. There was no question of accepting the demand, Mr. Rao said.

He criticised the State government for sending a proposal to the Centre to construct 2,000 kms of national highway that had only 380 kms in Telangana. He demanded a larger share for the region.

Meanwhile, the TRS president and Mr. Harish Rao today called on Politburo member Cheruku Sudhakar at a corporate hospital in Malakpet. He was admitted to the hospital for an illness following his release from Warangal central jail on Thursday. Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao refused to speak to the media.