TRS chief asserts that party will not have any truck with Congress in future

The two-day brainstorming session of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti ended here on Thursday with its president K. Chandrasekhar Rao making two politically loaded statements of Telangana being a reality only after 2014 general elections and asserting that his party will not have any truck with the Congress in future.

Indicating that he was unsure of formation of separate State in the near future Mr. Rao said: “Now, the situation is ripe for TRS to emerge as a strong force in Telangana region by winning at least 100 Assembly seats and 15 Lok Sabha seats. No force can stop the formation of Telangana state after the coming general elections. It is not KCR, but the people of Telangana who will dictate terms to the Centre then, as we already have the support of 32 political parties.”

Conceding that the Congress has yet again betrayed on the separate State issue, Mr. Rao thundered: “There will be no more deadlines, only death-line for the Congress.” Briefing media persons over the deliberations, he took pains to explain in detail how the party was first engaged in consultations by the Congress leadership in Delhi and then deceived. After the general strike, when he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi, he was asked to remain patient as a solution would be found soon. Then he met senior Congress leaders who came up with a list of conditions that included merger of his party with Congress.

“After consulting our party leaders, we conveyed to them that we are prepared for the merger if Telangana is formed with Hyderabad as the capital. But, the Congress remained adamant and betrayed the people of Telangana. We will convey this to the people in every village and will not have any alliance with that party,” he added.

Accusing the Congress, TDP and YSR Congress of obstructing the formation of Telangana, he called upon the people to teach a fitting lesson to them.

He said that the differences with TJAC were minor in nature and these would subside soon as he had decided to invite all JAC leaders for a meeting to chalk out agitational programmes. Party MP Vijayashanthi, TRSLP leader Etala Rajender and others were also present.