KCR to go on indefinite fast, again

Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA K Tarakarama Rao announced that the party president K Chandrasekhar Rao will go an indefinite fast demanding statehood for the region. However, the time and date for the proposed fast would be decided later.

Talking to reporters at Suryapet here on Wednesday, Tarakarama Rao said that KCR has discussed his proposed fast with the TRS leaders and have decided to undertake another fast soon. However, before taking a final decision, the proposal would be discussed with the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee in its next meetings.

Claiming that the Sakala Janula Samme, the on-going general strike, has been successful in mounting pressure on the centre, KTR has accused the Congress leaders of having failed to make the Centre announced a favourable decision on Telangana. He said that the Congress did not participate in the general strike actively and in fact, some of them tried to sabotage the agitation.

The Sricilla MP said that the Congress Ministers, MPs and MLAs together have failed to mount pressure on the Congress-led UPA Government and they have become a major obstacle in the formation of Telangana state. He demanded that the ministers and other elected representatives of the Congress party should resign to mount pressure on the Centre.

Regarding KCR’s proposed indefinite fast, KTR hoped that the T-JAC would give go ahead for the same and like December 2009, the fast would force the Centre to make an early and favourable announcement on Telangana. (INN)