Staff Reporter

Asks people to be ready for another mass movement

'Maha Sainik sammelan' planned in Hyderabad soonPeople asked not to believe Congress leaders' statements'Betrayers' should be forced to quit Assembly

WARANGAL: Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said the party will settle the Telangana issue with the Congress in the next two or three months, and exhorted people to be prepared for another bout of mass movement.

Addressing a meeting of partymen here on Monday, Mr. Rao urged youth to join the Telangana Jagarana Sena in a big way as the party planned to organise a public meeting 'Maha Sainik Sammelan' with one lakh members in Hyderabad soon.

The TRS leader apprised the party cadre of the important developments of the movement since emergence of the party. He asked them not to believe in contradictory statements being issued by Congress leaders in the State. "There is no Congress Government at the Centre. It is a coalition of different parties. We are in touch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi. The issue is included in the Common Minimum Programme and we will achieve our goal in a democratic way," Mr. Rao explained.

He asked people to pressure 'betrayers' to resign from the Assembly.

The response to the meeting was tremendous with over 10,000 partymen from Khammam, Warangal and Karimnagar attending it. It was described as a success by party leaders.

The party would finally sit with Congress leaders at the Centre and take their opinion whether they would introduce the bill or come out of the coalition and go to people again. Before the party took a decision to come out of the coalition, it desired to prepare the cadre at the grass-root level to intensify the movement, in a big way this time.

Rebel firm on meet

Senior leader A. Narendra too tried to explain the 'game plan' of Congress leaders, and urged people to rally behind KCR till the goal was achieved. "The movement has reached a crucial stage."

Meanwhile in Sangareddy, dissident MLA Toorpu Jayaprakash Reddy, accepting Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao's challenge, offered to resign and face elections in a couple of months.

To continue fight

In a related development, TRS MLA B. Shara Rani (Parakala constituency) said she would continue her fight for separate Telangana.

Making a blistering attack against Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao's style of functioning, she took exception to "the threats" being held out by the party leader against her and other dissident MLAs.