‘The people of Telangana were not living on anybody’s mercy but on their own resources and hard work’

After an unsuccessful bid to dislodge the Kiran Kumar Reddy government through its no-trust motion, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leadership has shifted its sight to Parliament to raise the Telangana issue and give it some momentum.

“We will stall Parliament with the help of political parties supporting the cause of Telangana, demanding that the Centre introduce a bill for formation of Telangana in the current session itself,” TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Sunday before leaving for Delhi.

He said he would hold discussions with all parties supporting Telangana.

He accused the UPA government of betraying the people of Telangana yet again by not keeping its word of taking a decision on Telangana.

The TRS would intensify the movement in the coming months, the TRS supremo said, adding that it would have proportions to create ripples beyond the region

Kiran draws flak

On Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s comment in the Assembly on Friday that he would not even release a rupee to Telangana, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said it was unfortunate that Mr. Reddy was acting as if he was Chief Minister only to Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions.

CM’s attitude

Mr. Rao said he would take up the issue of the Chief Minsiter’s discriminatory attitude towards Telangana with the Congress leadership.

The people of Telangana were not living on anybody’s mercy but on their own resources and hard work.

Accuses TDP

On the defeat of the no-trust motion moved by TRS-YSRC combine in the Assembly, the TRS chief said it perhaps was the first instance in which a main opposition party (TDP) had protected the government (Congress).

Meanwhile, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao has also instructed his party legislators to take part actively in the March 21 ‘sadak bandh’ programme call given by Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC).