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States' reorganisation panel for Telangana not acceptable: TRS

Source: PTI
November 09, 2011 22:30 IST
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Asserting that it won't compromise on the separate Telangana demand, Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Wednesday said a states' reorganisation commission, if appointed by the Centre to go into the issue of formation of new states, would not be acceptable to it.

"Formation of separate Telangana is must. Congress must form the separate Telangana as it promised earlier. Otherwise, Telangana people would not relent until they achieve their goal. We warn the Congress not to forget that," TRS floor leader in the Assembly E Rajender told reporters.

He was responding to the reported comments of All India Congress Committee spokesman Rashid Alvi in Delhi favouring constituting a reorganisation commission to look into the demands for formation of new states in the country.

Referring to three Congress MLAs joining the TRS recently, Rajender claimed the ruling party would suffer heavily in Telangana if it did not accept the statehood demand.

Former TRS MP B Vinod Kumar felt the Congress spokesman has spoken in the context of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's reported plan to carve new states out of her state.

Telangana Congress MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy also felt that Alvi must have spoken in the context of UP politics.

To a query, he said Telangana Congress leaders must act as per the wishes of the people in the event of a negative decision by the Centre.

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