Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Telangana state could be achieved only through political diplomacy and by intensifying agitational programmes, said CPI State secretary K. Narayana. “ Creating constitutional crises with en masse resignations by the elected representatives will not serve the purpose,” he added. Mr Narayana visited Karimnagar to participate in the CPI Collectorate besiege programme, and also protest against steep hike of essential commodities here on Monday.

Talking to newsmen, he alleged that the Congress had launched both the separate Telangana movement and United Andhra Pradesh movement for their opportunistic politics.

Finding fault with the TDP for following the foot steps of Congress on Telangana statehood issue, he said that the CPI was clear on its stand on Telangana state.

He demanded that the Congress should stick to its stand on Telangana statehood as it had included the creation of separate Telangana in Common Minimum Programme after 2004 elections.

Reacting to a query, he said that the Congress leaders have neither joined the political JAC demanding the Telangana statehood by seeking permission of party high command nor they would take come out of the JAC following the instructions of party high command.

To a query, he demanded that the government should order the Singareni Collieries Company Limited to excavate coal from the Tadicherla open cast project. He warned that the CPI would not allow the private parties to excavate coal from Tadicherla. CPI senior leader Chada Venkat Reddy, district secretary M Venkat Swamy and others were also present.