Panchayat Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy has appealed to students and youth not to resort to suicides as the Congress leaders are ‘committed to and striving for an early resolution of Telangana’.
Expressing his anguish over the suicide by a student in Osmania University, Mr.Jana Reddy told reporters after holding a meeting with some MPs, MLAs and Ministers from Telangana, “We are ready to make any sacrifice for realising the aspirations of Telangana people. The youth should give us the opportunity.”
The MPs reportedly expressed their ire over the alleged repression by the Kiran Kumar government against Telangana protagonists and criticised Telangana Ministers for being mute spectators.
Mr. Jana Reddy said that being part of the government, they had been raising the Telangana demand consistently with the party high command, though with restraint.
“We have to act responsibly while conveying the aspirations of people. We can’t speak loosely like others,” he said. A larger meeting of Congress MLAs, MPs and Ministers will be convened on June 18 to finalise the representation to the party leadership to resolve the demand for a separate State without any further delay and the way forward, the Minister said.
Rajya Sabha member Palvai Goverdhan Reddy and Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar flayed the government’s action against the Telangana protestors.
“The high command has not appreciated the high-handed behaviour of the police during the ‘Chalo Assembly’ rally,” Mr. Goverdhan Reddy said and added that the high command had not sent any congratulatory message to the Chief Minister.