Amalapuram Congress MP Harsha Kumar has said that the day Congress entered into an alliance with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, it amounted to tacit approval for the formation of Telangana State.

Mr. Harsha Kumar who called on the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy at the Secretariat here on Tuesday, later speaking to reporters said that the bifurcation would not do any harm to the State but Hyderabad should be retained as the common capital or made into a Union Territory.

Electoral pact

Mr. Kumar said even Telugu Desam Party by entering into an electoral pact with TRS indicated that it was not against separate Telangana.

Mr. Harsha Kumar said that the Congress high command should make its stand clear on different issues, particularly Telangana, to enable the State leadership act accordingly. He also said that the Chief Minister was an honest person and he should be given a free hand.

He expressed confidence that AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad would succeed in strengthening the Congress and recalled his role in unifying different sections in the party during the Bus Yatra he had undertaken in 2004 along with Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.