Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed confidence that political compulsions in the present era of coalition governments will concede the demand for separate Telangana.

Ranga Reddy’s birth anniversary

Addressing a meeting on the occasion of 122{+n}{+d}birth anniversary of former Deputy Chief Minister K.V. Ranga Reddy here on Wednesday, Mr. Rao said TRS with 17 MPs will be in a position to command the government of the day to create separate Telangana after 2014 elections.

He blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for lacking an understanding on Telangana issue though a major agitation went on. The TRS with 17 MLAs and 2 MPs stalled the Assembly and Lok Sabha respectively for a week. Imagine the situation with 100 MLAs and 17 MPs, he said.

KCR’s invitation to

Ranga Reddy’ grandson

Without mentioning TRS, Mr. Rao invited Ranga Reddy’s grandson and industrialist Visweswar Reddy to take the plunge in active politics. He left to the wisdom of Mr. Reddy whether he wanted to contest as an MP or MLA. But, he should decide fast as time was running out.

He also demanded Congress MP G. Vivekanand who was present to urge President Pranab Mukherjee not to allow the move of the State government to make the post of sub-inspector of police gazetted as it was detrimental to the interests of Telangana.

Former Supreme Court judge B. Sudarshan Reddy said the all-party meeting will have adverse effect on federalism and Constitutional processes because there was no need for opinion gathering or building of consensus on issues as per Constitution. It was only in American and Australian Constitutions that such a provision was made.

Biography released

Mr. Vivekanand said an effort was being made for consensus on separate Telangana within Congress. KCR released the Urdu translation of the biography of K.V. Ranga Reddy by a Gulbarga based retired professor Razaq Farooqi.