Cong to look into reported praise of TRS president Rao

With the Andhra Pradesh Congress vertically divided on Telangana statehood issue, the reported praise of TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao by some party MPs.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 00:37 AM IST

Hyderabad: With the Andhra Pradesh
Congress vertically divided on Telangana statehood issue, the
reported praise of TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao by some
party MPs has again brought the matter to the fore and the
state leadership has decided to look into it.

"The relevant forum would certainly look into it,"
state Congress chief D Srinivas told reporters here today when
asked about the reported praise of Rao by Congress MPs like
Madhu Yashki Goud.

Goud, Lok Sabha member from Nizamabad, and other
ruling party MPs from Telangana reportedly praised the TRS
president over his commitment to the separate statehood cause.

Replying to several queries on the war of words
between Congress leaders over the Telangana issue, Srinivas
said the party would see to it that everything falls in place.

"This is an emotive issue (Telangana). It is not going
to be permanent. The party would deal with it and see to it
that everything is intact," he said.

He lamented that the media did not give adequate
coverage to his appeal to the partymen to maintain discipline
and avoiding speaking on controversial issues with the media.

The Congress` state unit is vertically divided on the
Telangana issue with leaders from Telangana and non-Telangana
regions indulging in a heated war of words.

Seeking to enforce discipline, Srinivas has made
several appeals to the partymen to ensure discipline and even
sent a letter to the MPs and others over the matter.

Talking about the immersion of thousands of Ganesh
idols in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow and the Allahabad High Court
judgement on Ayodhya title case on September 24, Srinivas made
an appeal to the people of the state and Congress workers to
ensure communal harmony.

"There are legal options available to concerned
parties. I appeal to the Congress activists and people in
general to maintain peace," he said.

PTI