Hyderabad/Karimnagar: Congress leaders from
Telangana on Saturday vowed to continue their fight for securing
statehood to the region even as they expressed "strong hope"
that party president Sonia Gandhi would keep her promise on
bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
Addressing a public meeting at Indira Gardens here,
organised to extend financial assistance to families of those
who laid down their lives for the cause of Telangana, the
Congress leaders from the region asserted that it was only
their party that would ultimately deliver the separate state.
"We are confident that Sonia Gandhi will never go back on
her promise and Telangana state will soon become a reality,"
a Congress leader said.
Congress Central Working Committee member K Keshava Rao,
state ministers J Geeta Reddy, D Sridhar Babu, Komatireddy
Venkat Reddy, Jupalli Krishna Rao, Sunita Lakshma Reddy, MPs
Sarve Satyanarayana, Manda Jagannadham, Gutta Sukhender Reddy,
S Rajaiah, Suresh Shetkar, G Vivekananda, Komatireddy
Rajagopal Reddy, former Speaker K R Suresh Reddy, former Home
Minister K Jana Reddy, several MLAs and MLCs from the region
attended the programme.
Addressing the gathering, minister for information and
public relation Geeta Reddy said Congress president Sonia
Gandhi would never go back on her promise. "She will give us
Telangana state," the Minister asserted.
CWC member Keshava Rao said they would achieve statehood
for the region with the support of people. "We will follow the
constitutional and Gandhian process of non-violence and secure
statehood," he said.