KCR warns of another fast for Telangana

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 22:42

Hyderabad: Slamming the UPA government for
not acceding the separate Telangana demand, TRS chief K
Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said the separate statehood agitation
would be intensified in January and he was ready to take up a
fast-unto-death again.

"We have given adequate time and a break to our
agitation. But no concrete steps have been taken. We will
intensify our agitation after `Sankranti` (mid-January). If
necessary, I will again undertake a fast-unto-death during the
budget session (of Parliament and state assembly)," he said.

He had held an indefinite hunger strike in 2009, which
subsequently led to the Centre announcing on December 9, 2009
that steps for the formation of separate Telangana would be
initiated. The announcement, however, was met with protests
from people and leaders of other regions, who said the Centre
had acted unilaterally, without holding any consultations.

Pointing out that the Telangana supporters have
adopted various kinds of agitations like rail and road
blockades, and prolonged strikes, he accused the government of
being "thick-skinned".

"We want implementation of what they had announced
earlier-- formation of Telangana. Though all sections of the
society have participated in the agitation, they don`t open
their mouths. Those ruling this country are deaf," he said.

The TRS president said the Telangana supporters should not relent till the goal of separate state is achieved.

He was speaking after releasing a calender of
Telangana lecturers` association.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 22:42

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