Telangana Nagara Samiti leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy on Thursday pledged support to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the separate statehood issue, as the Congress party is unlikely to concede the demand.
Talking to press persons, after his ‘Telangana Bharosa’ yatra entered the district, he wondered whether the people can believe the Congress party, in the context of the Centre calling an all-party meeting on December 28, in view of its known stand.
Dr. Reddy said the second phase of his yatra would be taken up after the State Assembly session. He would take up a joint struggle for achieving the statehood with the support of all parties, as the people ‘want us to fight unitedly’.
Earlier addressing a public meeting at Clock Tower, along with leaders of the BJP, CPI and CPI (ML-New Democracy), the former TDP Minister reiterated his appeal to youth in Telangana not to commit suicides, but to live and fight for realizing the aspirations of the elders. He and other leaders made the audience repeat the slogan ‘Atmahatyalu Vaddu, Telanganaye Muddu’.
Referring to the December 28 meeting, Dr. Reddy favoured only one representative of different political parties to attend the all-party meeting.
However, he described the meeting as a ‘drama by the Congress’ and called for a sustained people’s agitation, with the involvement of all parties, to force the Centre change its stand.
G. Venkateshwarlu, Nalgonda Telangana Joint Action Committee convener, presided. V. Yadagiri Rao, Munugode MLA, C. Sambamurthy , State BJP vice-president, V. Chandrasekhar, Nalgonda BJP president, M. Adi Reddy, CPI district secretary, were among the speakers. Members of BDSF, Telangana Retired Engineers’ Association and Telangana Lawyers’ Forum extended support to the rally.
Nagam terms Dec. 28 meeting as a ‘drama by the Congress’ and calls for a sustained people’s agitation