Staff Reporter

An effigy of Medak legislator M. Hanumantha Rao burnt at Hadnoora

SANGAREDDY: Even before the joint fight begun for the formation of separate Telangana State, petty differences have come to the fore giving scope for widening differences.

An effigy of Medak legislator M. Hanumantha Rao was burnt at Hadnoora by agitators on Friday in protest against his comments on Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Siddipet legislator T. Harish Rao.

Reacting to the attack on Nagam Janaradhan Reddy at Osmania University on Thursday, Mr. Hanumantha Rao warned that Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao and Mr. Harish Rao would not be allowed to move in Hyderabad if TDP leaders were attacked again.

In another incident, Gajwel legislator T. Narsa Reddy staged a dharna against the demolition of Indira Gandhi’s statue at Prajnapur.

In both these incidents, the MLAs expressed their ire against the leaders who were actively participating in the agitation for the separate Telangana. While Hanumantha Rao announced that the TDP would be in the forefront if the Congress went back on the promise made earlier, it was Narsa Reddy who went to the police station at Gajwel demanding the release of arrested TRS leader S. Ramalinga Reddy. “It may not be possible if these differences continue.

How can Narsa Reddy, being in the Congress, join hands with those who destroyed the statue of Indira Gandhi,” asked a Congress leader.

On the other hand, sporadic incidents continued to take place in the district with agitators burning a cell tower of the BSNL at Mittapalli village. At Dharmaram village, people locked up Transco officials and refused to pay power bills.

Ministers resign

Three ministers from the district – J. Geeta Reddy, V. Sunita Lakshma Reddy and C. Damodar Rajanarasimha — put in their papers in accordance to the decision taken on Friday morning. Soon after, Sangareddy legislator T. Jayaprakash Reddy also put in his papers. Sangareddy Municipal Chairman Vijayalakshmi, along with other corporators, submitted her papers against the changed stance of the Centre.