Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: MLA and president of Rayalaseema Hakkula Ikya Vedika T.G. Venkatesh said time was ripe for finding a permanent solution for the Telangana backwardness.

Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, he urged the Congress leaders to refrain from making any comments that would precipitate the matter. Describing the Telangana as sensitive issue, he said workable solution be found to the problem.

On the charge of TRS that Telangana region got very insignificant ministerial posts, he said the TRS was instrumental behind the defeat of many Ministers in the region.

Mr. Venkatesh said the Rayalaseema was ready for swapping its ministerial posts with those of Telangana region if TRS and other stakeholders were willing.

Mr. Venkatesh said even though he was elected from the Congress party, the MLA post would not come in the way of fighting for the interests of Rayalaseema region. “I may quit the Assembly but not Rayalaseema cause,” he said.