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HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao dropped hints that he and his party MP Vijayashanti might not resign their membership of Parliament immediately in order to avoid simultaneous elections to their seats along with twelve Assembly constituencies where sitting MLAs have recently quit.

In an informal chat with reporters, Mr. Rao said he had his own strategy on vacating the seats of TRS in Parliament. Now that twelve MLAs have resigned, Mr. Rao said the Election Commission will notify polls to them. He would wait until they were over and he and Vijayashanti could quit later.

“The idea is to keep the ball rolling,” he remarked to convey the point that the TRS aimed to keep up the pressure of separate Telangana on the Centre.

Asked if he would not attend the budget session of Parliament, Mr. Rao said it did not matter to him as the issue of Telangana was the be all and end all for him.

Earlier, he said there was no way the MLAs of Telangana could get away without resigning to mount pressure on the Centre.

They will all have to resign as people will not tolerate if they did not quit. In any case, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) will take a view on Tuesday on what was to be done to make them resign, Mr. Rao said, replying to a question at a press conference on Monday.

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