Telangana Congress leaders slam different theories being floated on statehood issue
Minister for Panchayat Raj K. Jana Reddy on Saturday said different theories were being floated to mislead people at a time when the Congress high command is expected to announce its decision on the contentious Telangana statehood issue in order to fulfil the aspirations of the region.
Addressing a press conference after a meeting with the Congress MPs from Telangana in his chambers to discuss the latest developments on the statehood front, Mr. Jana Reddy said the issue was discussed at length during the Core Committee meeting and the members wanted no information about the discussions to be leaked.
Flaying the deliberate leaks ranging from Rayala-Telangana to status of Hyderabad as false propaganda, he said: “I am confident that the Congress Working Committee which would meet in a week or 10 days would give clarity and announce its decision on Telangana. Separate Telangana State is a certainty and it is better for people of both the regions to mutually cooperate and pave way for completion of the process.”
Sources said during the meeting, the Congress leaders took serious exception to what they felt were “leaks” to the media and blamed some leaders of trying desperately to create confusion and scuttle the division of State. The leaders said that the high command had taken a serious view of such leaks. “The Core Committee members are upset by the leaks and it may even seek explanation from the State Congress leaders,” an MP said. Mr. Jana Reddy urged the leaders and people of Seemandhra to cooperate in the creation of a separate State. To a question, Mr. Jana Reddy said they would leave it to the Centre on how it decides to carve out Telangana State and refused to reply to a query on constitution of second SRC.