BJP slams ministers for terming Telangana demand anti-national
Strongly criticising alleged remarks by a group of non-Telangana ministers terming demand of separate Telangana state as anti-national.
Hyderabad: Strongly criticising alleged
remarks by a group of non-Telangana ministers terming demand
of separate Telangana state as anti-national, Former Union
Minister and BJP leader Ch Vidyasagar Rao today demanded
dismissal of ministers who made critical comments in their
reports submitted to Srikrishna Committee recently.
Speaking to reporters here, Rao claimed that the group
of ministers hailing from Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra
region have mentioned in their report that demand for
statehood to Telangana region is a cognisable offence and
anti-national and will attract punishment for criminal
conspiracy under section 120 b of IPC.
However, the allegations were denied by the ministers.
State Endowments Minister Gade Venkata Reddy, who made the
presentation to the Sri Krishna committee on behalf of the
ministers, had clarified that they never remarked that
separate statehood demand was anti-national.
He urged Srikrishna committee to send the report to
Saifabad police station here for verification and said if any
objectionable comment was found in the report, an action
should be initiated against them.
The non-Telangana ministers who submitted the report have
no moral rights to continue in the cabinet and they should be
dismissed, Rao said.
They humiliated Telangana people by describing the demand
for statehood to Telangana as a cognisable offence, he said.