TRS chief meets Narasimhan
HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao said Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan had promised him that the latter would take up with the Central government the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s promise to lift criminal cases against people who participated in the separate Telangana agitation.
Talking to media persons after calling on the Governor at the Raj Bhavan on Monday evening, Mr. Rao said he had requested Mr. Narasimhan to use his good offices to see that Mr. Chidambaram’s word to quash cases booked during the period from November 29 to December 9 are kept. Incidentally, Mr. Rao was arrested on November 29 which sparked off an intense agitation in Telangana and Mr. Chidambaram announced on December 9 that the Centre will initiate the process of forming Telangana State.
Mr. Rao said the Governor had sought his cooperation for peace which was just now returning to the State after a turbulent period marked by pro and anti-Telangana agitations. He also said he had requested the Governor to ensure that the Centre keeps a time frame for the committee proposed by it to go into the Telangana issue.
The TRS chief was bitter about the slogan shouting against AP Congress Committee president D. Srinivas in the presence of Chief Minister K. Rosaiah at Tirupati on Sunday. He said it was a provocative step against leaders from Telangana and asked why they should not react strongly.