Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Praja Rajyam leader Katti Padma Rao has said that his party had decided to support separate Telangana and this would be announced by its president Chiranjeevi during his tour of the region starting from Sircilla in Karimnagar district.

Mr. Rao, who was addressing a meeting organised here on Sunday by Telangana Intellectuals Forum under the banner of ‘Telangana: social justice’, said he was specifically deputed by the party to give it feedback on the proceedings of the platform. However, the Praja Rajyam would be way ahead of the Telugu Desam and other regional parties in supporting a Bill on separate Telangana whenever it was introduced in Parliament, he added.

Mr. Rao said his party had recognised the need for statehood for the region and even influenced the Telugu Desam to take a pro-Telangana stand.