Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Has the Telugu Desam submitted its letter favouring integrated State to Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee committee on Telangana or not?

At a press conference here on Thursday, TDP spokesman M. V. Mysoora Reddy surprised the media by contending that the party has not given any such letter to the committee. He was responding to a question on whether the party would withdraw its letter as requested by the TRS legislator T. Harish Rao. The latter had said that the coming together of the two parties would be possible if this representation was withdrawn.

Dr. Reddy’s contention came as a surprise as it was everybody’s knowledge that the party had indeed submitted its strong views on the issue to the committee. When a senior leader was contacted by media persons, he confirmed that the party did send in the letter.

Probe urged

The TDP spokesman demanded a thorough inquiry into “ugly incidents” in the Lok Sabha during the trust vote and amendment to the anti-defection law.

At another press conference, Varla Ramaiah, convener of the SC Cell of the party charged the party’s Member of Parliament M. Jagannath with hurting the sentiments of SCs by voting in favour of the UPA government and thereby denying a chance for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to become the first SC Prime Minister of the country.