TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s on Tuesday ignored doctors’ appeal for giving up his indefinite fast as his health deteriorated and simmering tensions put the Congress in a bind over the separate Telangana demand.
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly saw uproar following TRS members’ disruption of the House over the issue after the government failed to come up with a resolution for separate Telangana.
As an insistent TRS chief refused to budge to the appeal of doctors to call off his protest, Chief Minister K Rosaiah is leaving for New Delhi on Wednesday for consultations with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the sensitive issue which has divided the party on regional lines in the state.
“The team of doctors, after careful examination of Rao’s health, felt that he should break his fast immediately.
Otherwise, it might lead to serious complications,” K Prasada Rao, Director of Nizam’s Insitute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), told reporters.
Senior TRS MLA and Rao’s nephew T Harish Rao said party leaders and family members too urged the party President to break the fast but did not agree.
He has also refused to take medicines and that was complicting the situation as he has not not taken solids for the last over a week, TRS senior leader Nayini Narasimha Reddy said.
“Till yesterday, we were saying that his health is stable. But, without intake of any solid diet even the medication will have no impact and it will only worsen his condition further. Hence, he has to call off his fast at once,” NIMS director D Prasada Rao said, quoting the report of doctors attending on KCR.
Protests continued across Telangana region while the TRS MLAs forced adjournment of the state Assembly without transacting any business today.
The TRS demanded that the Congress MLAs, including ministers, from the region should quit their posts so as to bring their party high command on to the knees and concede their demand for carving out a separate state.
The Assembly witnessed exchange of slogans between the TRS MLAs and Congress MLAs hailing from Rayalaseema region.
While the TRS legislators raised the “Jai Telangana” cry, the Rayalaseema Congress MLAs raised the “Jai Andhra Pradesh” slogans forcing Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy to adjourn the proceedings for the day.
Outside the Assembly, the BJP held a dharna demanding that the government immediately table a resolution in the House seeking creation of Telangana.