With winter session of parliament ending on December 22, a delegation of Telangana Congress leaders on Sunday have decided to go to New Delhi on Dec 19 to mount pressure on the high command towards achieving the separate Telangana state.
Telangana Congress Steering Committee Chairman K Kesava Rao on Sunday stated that the Telangana leaders have taken this drastic decision as the Centre failed to announce any decision on bifurcation of state in the parliament.
Talking to media persons at his residence, Kesava Rao said the Telangana leaders would explain high command over the necessity of announcing a decision on Telangana as the delay would cost the party dearly in the region.
He said the high command should honour the promise of December 9, 2009 statement of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and should not test the patience of region people.
He also condemned the media reports that there was no unity among Telangana leaders on the statehood issue.
He said that the people of region are not ready to accept the proposal of regional councils for development of backward areas and Second States Reorganisation committee. Even the people are not ready to accept declaration of Hyderabad as Union Territory, he pointed out.
“Except formation of separate state, we don’t want anything and any packages,” he stated.
He took serious note on both Houses of parliament for not taking up discussion on Telangana issue despite 700 people ended their lives for the cause of statehood.(INN)