Staff Reporter

Holds four-hour brainstorming session on presentation to be made to Srikrishna Committee

Delegation of 15 party leaders including legislators from the region to meet the panel

Meeting held to deliberate upon the 300-page sector-wise report already made ready

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Telugu Desam Forum had a four-hour long brainstorming session here on Saturday on the presentation to be made to the Srikrishna Committee on May 11.

A delegation of 15 leaders of the party from the Telangana region, including legislators, will meet the committee and explain the conditions in Telangana before and after its merger with Andhra.

All senior leaders of the party from the region participated in the meeting that was convened to deliberate upon the 300-page sector-wise report already prepared.

Sector-wise chapters were discussed in detail so that they could be presented in best possible manner in the three-hour time given to them by the committee.

Cultural differences between the people of Telangana and other regions and lack of emotional integration would be explained to Srikrishna panel by former Minister K. Vijayarama Rao, while another former Minister K. Srihari would speak about the deprivation of the region in irrigation sector since its merger with Andhra in 1956, Deputy Leader of Telugu Desam Legislature Party N. Janardhan Reddy told media persons later.

Injustice done to the region in agriculture, education, health, power and other sectors would be handled by Mr. Janardhan Reddy, T. Devender Goud, P. Srinivas Reddy and others.

Focus areas

Their focus basically would be on violation of all agreements like Gentlemen's Agreement, Mulki Rules, Six-Point Formula and GO 610. Had the agreements been implemented Mahabubnagar would have got 174 tmcft river waters and its drought would have been overcome.

Citing another example of discrimination, Mr. Janardhan Reddy said while the State government would pay the power bills for lift irrigation scheme on the Nagarjunasagar Right Branch Canal, the power charges of a similar scheme on the Left Canal were being borne by the farmers.