Komatireddy charges Chiru with blocking ‘Telangana’

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Calls the Union Minister ‘Telangana traitor’

K. Venkat Reddy
K. Venkat Reddy

Former Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy on Sunday termed Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi as ‘Telangana traitor’ who saved the Congress party by merging his Praja Rajyam.

At a press conference, he charged the Union Minister with blocking the formation of Telangana, after Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal allegedly frustrated the Centre’s decision to start the process of State formation, after December 9, 2009 announcement. He alleged that the Congress, Telugu Desam and YSR Congress parties were also Telangana ‘traitors’.

Mr. Reddy dubbed the December 28 meeting on Telangana as ‘waste’ and claimed that the Congress would not concede the statehood.

He clarified that he would not join the YSR Congress, but asserted that he may opt for TRS. He praised TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao for sustaining the separatist agitation.

He reiterated that Telangana would be possible only if all the Ministers and party legislators resigned and exert pressure on the Centre to concede the people’s demand.

Mr. Reddy hit out at two Ministers from the district and branded Housing Minister N. Uttam Kumar Reddy as another Telangana traitor, who was inviting Mr. Chiranjeevi and two other Union Ministers to his constituency of Huzurnagar on the New Year.

He criticised the Suryapet MLA for going back on his offer of resigning the Assembly seat in support of demand for Telangana.

Komatireddy said he would decide the future course of action after consulting his supporters.

  • Former Minister says that all-party meeting on Telangana was a ‘waste’

  • The rebel leader wants to join TRS and praises KCR for sustaining separatist agitation

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