Cong offers aid to kin of those who died for Telangana
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 00:39
Hyderabad: Congress leaders from Telangana in Andhra Pradesh today decided to offer financial assistance to the families of those who ended their lives reportedly in support of separate state.

"We have decided to offer financial assistance to the kin of those who ended their lives or suffered physical disability for the sake of separate Telangana," senior Congress MLA K Jana Reddy told reporters here.

He was speaking after a meeting of the Congress leaders from Telangana at the residence of party MP G Vivekananda here.

The party's government would work for withdrawing the police cases registered against the students and other Telangana supporters as early as possible, he said.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had announced on December nine last year that cases against the students would be lifted. He had announced then that steps would be taken for formation of separate Telangana.

Political leaders from Telangana, cutting across party lines, have been demanding that the cases against the students and others be taken back as promised by Chidambaram.

The ruling party leaders have formed 'Congress Action Committee for Telangana' to take forward the statehood stir.

The party leaders are likely to hold a meeting at Karimnagar on October 2 to pay homage to those who reportedly committed suicide for the sake of Telangana.


First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 00:39

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