TAMIL NADU

TSS renews appeal on unity to TRS

HYDERABAD, DEC. 30. The Telangana Sadhana Samithi (TSS) has renewed its appeal to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to join hands with it in the polls to the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH), even while trying to enlist the support of other parties espousing the cause of Telangana.

The fact that the party is not registered with the State Election Commission (SEC) thereby losing an opportunity to have a common election symbol appears to have forced the TSS leaders to try hard for striking an alliance with the registered parties like the TRS or the Telangana Praja Samiti (TPS).

"We are confident of getting a common symbol in the MCH polls. Efforts are under way" was all the TSS official spokesperson, Mr. M. Kishan Rao, would reply to persistent questions. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Rao said that the TRS should have an alliance with the TSS since both were working for the cause of Telangana.

Mr. Rao and the chairman of the TSS election committee, Major K. Prabhakar Reddy, said that the TSS had a very strong base in Hyderabad and was confident of faring extremely well at the hustings. Referring to a statement of the Home Minister, Mr. T. Devendar Goud, in the State Assembly recently that he would not stay in power if any injustice was done to Telangana, the TSS leaders pointed out that the gentleman's agreement reached at the time of formation of a united Andhra Pradesh was never implemented.

They said be it the purchase of lands in Telangana districts by Andhra settlers, or allocation of Krishna waters according to the Bachawat Tribunal award or educational institutions being in the control of the `settlers', the gentleman's agreement was more observed in breach. They wanted the Home Minister to resign and start working for the cause of Telangana.

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