Hyderabad: In a swift damage-control
exercise, Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday brokered peace between his party MLAs from Telangana and the
Telangana TD Forum Convenor Nagam Janardhana Reddy.
Following this, TDP MLAs from Telangana decided to stay
away from the Assembly proceedings till March 10 and also take
part in the `Million March` agitation on that day for a
Differences among the Telangana TD Forum members and the
convenor erupted in the open right inside the state Assembly
yesterday as some MLAs lashed out at Nagam denouncing his
An embarrassed Chandrababu Naidu convened a meeting of
the Telangana legislators late last night and later deputed a
delegation to placate Nagam.
Senior MLAs S Venugopalachari, R Prakasa Reddy and others
held talks till late midnight with Nagam at his residence and
reportedly prevailed upon him to toe the party line on the
Following this, Nagam met Chandrababu in his chambers in
the Assembly this morning. Nagam, who is chairman of the
Public Accounts Committee, reportedly expressed his anguish
over the remarks made by fellow legislators M Narasimhulu and
A Revanth Reddy in particular.
Chandrababu tried to pacify Nagam saying everyone became
"emotional" yesterday and reportedly advised his agitated
colleague to take collective decisions with regard to
Nagam later told newsmen that the Telangana TD Forum
would extend support to the `Million March` agitation slated
for March 10.
"Till then we have decided not to attend the
Assembly," he said.
Nagam also urged ministers hailing from Telangana not to
attend the House since their fellow legislators from the
region were abstaining.