Hyderabad: The pro-Telangana agitation
should be continued with full steam to make the Centre accept
the separate statehood demand in a few months from now, TRS
President K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Thursday.
"Unity is our strength. We will definitely achieve
Telangana. Delhi must climb down and give Telangana in a month
or two," he asserted.
The former Union Minister was speaking after TDP MLA
Gampa Govardhan quit the party and joined the TRS in the
presence of Rao at the party office here.
Referring to people of coastal Andhra Pradesh and
Rayalaseema staking claim over Hyderabad, he said, "Hyderabad
is property of Telangana. Some Delhi elders are also
unnecessarily confused over this. We don`t accept Telangana
without Hyderabad. They (people of non-Telangana regions) can
stay in Hyderabad until a new capital is developed for them."
Launching a broadside against TDP chief N Chandrababu
Naidu, Rao claimed the main Opposition party has been rejected
in Telangana as he betrayed the people of the region.
After pledging support to the Telangana cause, Naidu
took a U-turn and betrayed the people of the region, the TRS
The TDP MLAs, who had quit their posts yesterday in
support of Telangana demand, should make Naidu give a letter
to the Centre in support of Telangana statehood, he said.