Catastrophe if Govt retracts on Telangana:KCR
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 23:13
Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao today said he is ready to wait for the formation of a separate Telangana to happen in the normal course but warned of a "catastrophe" if the Centre goes back on its announcement on the statehood issue.

"There is no question of waiting or beating. When Chattisgarh and Jharkhand were formed, the same process will happen here. It is an administrative process that remains to be completed," Rao told reporters here.

Observing that the Centre cannot go back on the announcement it has made, Rao said a resolution by the state assembly is not at all required for the formation of the new state.

"The Government of India has taken a step towards the formation of Telangana. It was expected that there will be a bit of reaction from Andhra region, prompted by some vested interests. Congress party at the national level needs some breathing time for the dust to settle down. After that, we cannot even imagine that they will go back on their promise,” he said.

Putting the onus of formation of the separate Telangana on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he expressed confidence that she would stick to her word.

"I am in touch with Prime Minister and Madam Gandhi. I am particularly thankful to her. Once she takes a decision, I know how she implements it. I was her colleague in the previous UPA government. Nobody can change the decision of the Government of India," he said.

He, however, warned of a "catastrophe" if Telangana state is not formed as announced. "If anything happens to Telangana, nobody can stop the catastrophe that will follow."


First Published: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 23:13

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