Cong MPs from Telangana "ready to quit posts"
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:23
Hyderabad: Asserting that formation of separate Telangana is their ultimate goal, Congress MPs from Telangana today said they are ready to quit their posts again, "if necessary", although they were rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker earlier in the day.

"We have quit our posts in protest against the delay in the formation of Telangana. We had even boycotted the Parliament session. But yesterday, we had decided to attend the coming Parliament session to effectively raise our demand," Congress MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy said.

"Our goal is separate state. We are ready to quit our posts, if necessary, for the sake of our demand," he added. Resignations of 12 MPs from Telangana region, including TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, were rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday.

The resignations were "not accepted" by the Speaker as they were not in proper format.

The MPs included eight from Congress and two each from TRS and TDP. They had resigned en masse on July 4 to press for separate Telangana demand.

The Congress MPs, whose resignations were rejected by the Speaker are Ponnam Prabhakar, G Sukhender Reddy, M Jagannath, S Rajaiah, P Balram Nayak, G Vivekanand, Suresh Shetkar and Madhu Goud Yakshi.

The others, whose resignation was rejected, are TDP MPs, Ramesh Rathod and Namma Nageswara Rao, and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao and party MP Vijayashanti.

The resignations of two MPs KRG Reddy and M Rajmohan Reddy are still under examination of the Speaker. Rajmohan Reddy, who has been a Congress member, had joined the YSR Congress.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari is yet to take a view on the resignation of Congress member K Keshav Rao, according to sources.


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:23

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