Cong MLAs from Telangana to join statehood demand chorus

Following in the footsteps of Congress MPs from Telangana, party MLAs from the region will raise the separate statehood demand in the Andhra Pradesh legislature.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2011, 00:08 AM IST

Hyderabad: Following in the footsteps of
Congress MPs from Telangana, party MLAs from the region will
raise the separate statehood demand in the Andhra Pradesh
legislature.

"We will follow the path of Telangana MPs. Their
behaviour is appreciable. We will raise the Telangana demand
in the Assembly", S Rajaiah, an MLA from Telangana told
reporters in Hyderabad on Thursday.

The demand for a separate Telangana state paralysed
proceedings in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with the TRS and
members of TDP and Congress from the region vying with each
other to raise the ticklish issue.

Several Congress members, including M Jagannath, Madhu
Goud Yaskhi, Poonam Prabhakar and Sarvey Satyanarayana raised
slogans like `Jai Telangana`, while TDP member from Adilabad,
Ramesh Rathod joined the TRS members in the well.

Rajaiah also said the party MLAs would participate in
"direct agitation" for separate Telangana.

PTI