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Seemandhra leaders behind Gorkhaland campaign, alleges Ponnam

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Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar has alleged that Seemandhra leaders are financing and provoking the Gorkhaland issue only to obstruct the formation of a separate Telangana.

Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, he charged the Seemandhra leaders with aiding and abetting the Gorkhaland issue to stall statehood for Telangana. But, the people of Gorkhaland are convinced with the special package announced by the government and they will not cause any obstruction for the formation of a separate Telangana, he maintained.

He said that the truth about Seemandhra leaders funding the Gorkhaland issue will be unravelled if the government taps their phones. He also asked the intelligence agencies to focus on the functioning of Seemandhra leaders and check their ulterior motives. He said that he would write to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the dubious acts of Seemandhra leaders and their all out efforts to stall the formation of a separate Telangana.

Condemning the remarks made by Rayalaseema protagonist Byreddy Rajashekhar Reddy that AICC president Sonia Gandhi was acting as “shurpanaka” and he would chop off her nose and ears, he questioned why Rayalaseema Congress leaders such as T.G. Venkatesh, Shailajanath and others were not condemning the remarks made against the party president. “If the Seemandhra leaders do not have the guts to condemn the remarks made by Byreddy Rajashekhar Reddy, we, the Telangana people, will chop off the nose and ears of Byreddy,” he remarked. Reiterating that the Telangana people were not asking for the merger of Rayalaseema districts with Telangana, he said that some Rayalaseema Congress leaders and MIM leaders favoured the opinion of Rayala-Telangana State. But we don’t want any Rayala-Telangana State, he pointed out.

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