Cong, TRS cheated people on Telangana: TDP

Telangana leaders of TDP alleged that both Congress and TRS have "cheated" the people from the region over the statehood demand.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 00:12 AM IST

Hyderabad: Targeting Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh for his comments favouring consensus on the
Telangana issue, the Telangana leaders of Telugu Desam Party
(TDP) on Sunday alleged that both Congress and TRS have "cheated"
the people from the region over the statehood demand.

"Both Congress and TRS have cheated the Telangana
people. Congress had promised to deliver a separate state,
while TRS claimed that it will get Telangana," TDP`s Telangana
forum convener Errabelli Dayakar Rao told reporters here.

He said the Congress MLAs and state ministers from the
region should quit their posts and boycott government
programmes for creating a constitutional crisis, to force the
Centre accept the statehood demand.
The TDP MLAs from Telangana have already quit, he
said.

Wondering if there is a clandestine understanding
between TRS and Congress over the issue, he asked, why TRS
president K Chandrasekhar Rao spared Congress president Sonia
Gandhi, but trained his guns on the Prime Minister for
favouring consensus on the issue.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister had said that a decision
on Telangana would be taken on the basis of a consensus and
nothing would be done in a hurry to do something that will
create trouble in other regions.
"Telangana is a complicated matter. We want consensus,
where all shades of opinion will feel what is best. We cannot
solve Telangana by agreeing to Telangana and there is
disturbances and unrest in other parts," Singh had said.

Singh was replying to a question from journalists on
board his special plane, while returning from Maldives as to
what his government was doing in Andhra Pradesh, where a
serious situation has evolved over Telangana issue.

PTI