Staff Reporter

KCR hijacked issue for his selfish gains, says Congress leader MSR

KARIMNAGAR: APSRTC chairman and Karimnagar Legislator M. Satyanarayana Rao said that the Telangana Congress leaders have raised the Telangana statehood issue in 2001 after the formation of three new States by the NDA government.

Quoting the example of ants preparing burrows and the snakes entering it and taking shelter and eating out the ants, he pointed out, “We created the Telangana statehood issue and he (TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao) hijacked the issue for his selfish gains.”

Participating in the election preparatory meeting of the Town Congress committee here on Monday, Mr. Satyanarayana Rao said that the Telangana sentiment was being respected by all the political parties. “When everyone was talking about the Telangana, how could KCR alone get Telangana,” he questioned.

He also said that AICC president Sonia Gandhi had also accepted that there was sentiment in the region and she would take appropriate decision at an appropriate time.

‘Padayatra’

He said that he would actively participate in the forthcoming byelection and launch ‘padayatra’ and ensure the victory of Congress nominee and Minister for R&B T. Jeevan Reddy from Karimnagar Parliament constituency.

He called upon the party leaders to propagate the developmental works taken up during the four years of Congress rule in the State.

Minister for R&B and Congress nominee from Karimnagar parliament constituency T. Jeevan Reddy alleged that TRS president was obstructing the development of Telangana by causing by-election for his selfish gains. He said that the Congress party forged an alliance with TRS, which was for separate Telangana state and the CPI-M, which was for an integrated Andhra Pradesh on the promise of constitution of second SRC for Telangana state.

The meeting was presided over by Town Congress president Akarapu Bhaskar Reddy. Karimnagar market committee chairman Y. Sunil Rao, Mayor D. Shankar, local corporators, frontal organisation leaders and others participated and chalked out strategies for the victory of party in the elections.