Staff Reporter

Burst crackers and burn effigies of Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Some party workers conduct special pujas at temples in Karimnagar town

If the UPA Government seeks early polls, then by-elections will not be held

KARIMNAGAR: There was an overwhelming response to the resignations made by TRS MPs, including its president and Karimnagar Member of Parliament K Chandrashekhar Rao in Karimnagar district on Monday.

The party rank and file hailed the resignations by bursting crackers and burning the effigies of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy for allegedly obstructing the formation of Telangana state.

In Karimnagar town, the party leaders burnt the effigies of Congress party and the Chief Minister for betraying the people of Telangana after being elected on the sentiment. Similar protests were also reported from Sircilla, Mustabad, Huzurabad and Peddapalli mandal headquarters in the district. Some of the party workers have also conducted special pujas at the temples in Karimnagar town.

On Tuesday, the TRS legislators and Legislative Council members would also tender their resignations forcing the by-elections in respective constituencies. If the Election Commission conducts by-elections this time, it would be for Karimnagar parliamentary constituency and Kamalapur, Huzurabad and Medaram Assembly segments and the Karimnagar graduates constituency for the Legislative Council in Karimnagar district.

The TRS leaders say that the resignations of their elected representatives would further intensify the Telangana statehood movement as the resigned MPs, legislators and Council members would tour each and every village and educate the people. On the other hand, if the UPA Government seeks early elections, say in the month of October this year, then there will not be by-elections.