HYDERABAD: The attitude of Ministers Danam Nagender and M. Mukesh Goud in demanding a separate Greater Hyderabad State drew flak from the Congress leaders from Telangana.

Several Telangana Congress leaders cautioned the two Ministers, known for their political proximity to Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, against “falling in the trap” laid by coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema leaders.

They were participating in a public meeting organised to thank AICC president Sonia Gandhi for the “historical decision” on formation of Telangana State.

Ranga Reddy District Congress Committee president K.M. Pratap attributed the ‘frequently changing stand’ of the two Ministers to “one leader” at whose behest they were acting. AICC secretary P. Sudhakar Reddy warned the GHMC leaders against failing prey to the conspiracy “to divide the Congress” and APCC general secretary G. Niranjan said “our Hyderabad friends (the two Ministers) treading a wrong path should be corrected”.

Refuting the claims that former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was committed for a unified State, they cited a resolution moved in the Legislative Assembly on February 12 which said the government had no objection to formation of Telangana State.