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TRS slams Cong, TDP leaders from Telangana

August 31, 2011 21:45 IST

Accusing the Congress and Telugu Desam Party leaders from Telangana of being insincere over their resignations in support of separate statehood demand, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and political Joint Action Committee on Wednesday announced an action plan to intensify the stir to make them quit and mount pressure on the Centre.

"The Telangana Congress leaders say they will secure Telangana even while ensuring stability of the state government. The loot of Telangana is continuing. Why should you worry about protecting the government?" TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao said addressing a gathering at the party office in Hyderabad.

Noting that 26 MLAs had quit their posts in support of "one person" (Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy), he wondered why the Telangana MLAs are not ready to resign for Telangana though "children are ending their lives by committing suicides".

The assertion of TRS and JAC is that mass resignations of the public representatives would trigger a crisis and force the Centre towards accepting the separate statehood demand.

The assembly speaker had rejected the en masse resignations of Telangana MLAs earlier, and the TRS president hit out at the main Opposition TDP and ruling Congress MLAs for not quitting their posts again.

Along with a few others, the MLAs of TRS had faxed their resignations to the Speaker.

Claiming that the resignations would not result in byelections, the former Union Minister recalled his comments that he would work for the victory of MLAs if bypolls take place.

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