Telangana Congress Steering Committee Chairman K Keshav Rao on Monday claimed that the demand for Telangana statehood had not weakened.
The statehood issue had got delayed due to elections in five states, he told media persons after a meeting of Telangana MPs held at Parliamentarian Komatireddy Rajagopal’s residence here.
“Once the elections are completed, the MPs will present the issue before the Congress high command and mount pressure on the Centre to introduce a bill on Telangana in the Budget Session of Parliament,” he said.
Denying rumours that statehood issue had weakened, he said that the demand for formation of a separate state was strong among people’s mind.
Keshav Rao said that high command was not against Telangana state. He expressed confidence that Centre would take a favourable decision on the issue soon. He said the MPs would meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and prevail upon her to take a favourable decision on bifurcation of the state. They would meet again in the first week of February to discuss future course of action.
The MPs also discussed the issue of lifting police cases against students.
MP Ponnam Prabhakar appealed to Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy to take steps in this regard and provide the students a chance to appear at all Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission examinations.
The meeting was attended by MPs G Vivek, Madhu Yashki, Gutta Sukhender Reddy and Komatireddy Rajagopal. (INN)
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