Telangana Cong leaders to press for legislation for statehood
Congress MPs from Telangana would press for introduction of a bill for formation of separate state in the budget session of Parliament.
Hyderabad: Congress MPs from Telangana region would press for introduction of a bill for formation of separate state in the budget session of Parliament when they meet the top party leaders in Delhi on Wednesday.
A meeting of Congress leaders, including MPs, MLAs and MLCs and local leaders, held here today, passed a resolution seeking the introduction of the Telangana Bill in the budget session.
"We want the fifth option of Telangana suggested by the Srikrishna Committee be honoured. Because it is a Congress-appointed committee, it is a Congress promise.
We are confident that under Soniaji`s leadership, we will certainly get it," Congress Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao said after the meeting.
The meeting was attended by ten Congress MPs, at least ten MLAs, ten MLCs and large number of party leaders from local bodies in Telangana area.
Stressing the unity of the party leaders, speakers at the meeting said they were ready for any sacrifices for Telangana state, but resigning from their posts should be the last resort.