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It will be no different from ongoing absence of governance, say Telangana TD MLAs

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam MLAs from Telangana have asserted that they were not scared of imposition of President’s rule in the State as argued by the Congress if all the MPs, MLAs and Ministers resign from the region.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, senior Telugu Desam Party legislators Nagam Janardhan Reddy and M. Narsimhulu reiterated that it was only through constitutional crisis created by such resignations and insisting on their acceptance that separate Telangana could be achieved. “We are neither worried nor scared of President’s rule as it will be no different from the ongoing absence of governance.”

Congress resignations

The leaders said they would raise in the Telangana Joint Action Committee meeting the issue of 42 MLAs, mostly from the Congress, not yet submitting their papers to the Assembly Speaker and convincing the 13 Ministers to resign and submit their papers to the Chief Minister or the Governor.

In fact all the 119 MLAs of the region including those from MIM, should resign. As far as Telugu Desam Party was concerned, all the 39 MLAs have submitted their papers to the Speaker.

“It is only through such pressure that the Centre can be forced to take a decision on Telangana without further delay.”

Clarification sought

On the two Ministers, K. Venkat Reddy and D. Sridhar Babu taking back their resignations, they wanted them to clarify the positive signal on Telangana that they claimed to have got from their party high command.

“For all we know, the Centre, yielding to pressure from the other region, is trying to put Telangana issue on the back burner and we should unitedly foil these attempts.”

Asserting that there were no differences in the JAC, they criticised Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti leader Manda Krishna Madiga for targeting political parties in Tuesday’s meeting.

“He has no such right. If the goal of Telangana is to be achieved it is only through the political process.”