The Telangana leaders of the Telugu Desam Party have demanded that the leaders of other political parties, the Congress in particular, mount pressure on the Central government for initiating the process for formation of a separate State.

The arguments presented by Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati in the High Court clearly brought out the need for a “political solution” to the vexatious issue and it was for the Centre to take a decision now.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, senior TDP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy described the constitution of the Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee as a “useless committee” and a “cruel joke” played on the people of Telangana. Mr. Vahanvati's claims that the committee had no legal sanctity reflected the way the Congress-led UPA government had hurt the sentiments of people aspiring for separate Statehood. The Congress MPs and MLAs should, at least now, open their eyes and join the pro-Telangana forces in stalling the proceedings of the Assembly and Parliament till the Bill on separate Statehood was introduced. Alleging that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was more concerned about the political future of her son and MP Rahul Gandhi, he recalled that Ms. Gandhi's U-turn on separate Telangana claimed 500 young lives in the region.

Another senior leader E. Dayakar Rao criticised the Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti for creating confusion in the minds of the people with their statements. Claiming that struggle for separate Telangana was not patented by a single party, he wanted TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao to speak out his stand on the issue in the light of the Srikrishna Committee report.


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