Telangana Cong MPs stage protest inside Parliament

Eight Congress MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday staged a dharna inside Parliament Complex in support of their demand for creation of a separate state.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 15:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Eight Congress MPs from
Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday staged a dharna
inside Parliament Complex in support of their demand for
creation of a separate state.

The MPs, including G Vivek and Madhu Yaskhi Goud,
staged the protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi`s statue and
raised slogans in support of a separate Telangana state.

"We are sitting here in support of the demand of our
people, who want a separate state," Goud told reporters here.
He said the MPs had decided to raise their demand
outside the Parliament to ensure that the functioning of
Parliament is not affected.

The issue was raised even on the first day of the
ongoing Budget session when the MPs had entered the House
holding placards in support of their demand.

PTI