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‘Telugus should part ways peacefully'

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D. Srinivas elected unopposed, takes oath as MLC

New innings: Newly elected Council member D. Srinivas being greeted by leaders and followers after taking oath in Hyderabad on Thursday. -Photo: Mohd. Yousuf
New innings: Newly elected Council member D. Srinivas being greeted by leaders and followers after taking oath in Hyderabad on Thursday. -Photo: Mohd. Yousuf

Former APCC president D. Srinivas, who is back in the limelight after the party high command chose him for the lone Legislative Council seat, said here on Thursday that none could question his commitment to Telangana.

His only wish was that the Telugu-speaking people should not develop hatred for each other and part ways peacefully, Mr. Srinivas said while talking to reporters after he was declared elected as MLC on Thursday evening filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. K. Rosaiah. His term will end in 2014

The Congress leader's election was declared by Assembly Secretary S. Raja Sadaram after scrutiny of his nomination papers. Mr. Srinivas later went to the Council where Chairman A. Chakrapani administered him the oath in the presence of senior party leaders including Ministers -- K. Jana Reddy, D. Sridhar Babu, Basavaraj Saraiah, Pithani Satyanarayana and V. Sunitha Laxma Reddy and others.

Mr. Srinivas dismissed the talk that the high command had nominated him to the Council keeping in mind a possible change of leadership in future.

“The Chief Minister is doing a good job and there is no threat to the government,” he said.

Earlier, on receiving the certificate of election, Mr. Srinivas called on Speaker Nadendla Manohar in the Assembly.


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