Telangana on the boil, Congress MPs may quit
New Delhi: Angry over the delay in formation of a separate Telangana state, seven Congress MPs from the region have threatened to resign from the Parliament and the party on Tuesday. The MPs plan to send their resignation letters, addressed to the Lok Sabha Speaker, to party president Sonia Gandhi.
In the letter the MPs said would ask the party leadership to take a decision on carving out a separate state in a week or forward their resignations to the Speaker.
Given its reluctance to announce a decision on Telangana, the Congress finds itself in a spot as accepting the resignation of the MPS would make UPA’s position in the Parliament even more precarious.
There are 17 Lok Sabha members from Telangana region, which comprises 10 districts including Hyderabad. Twelve of the MPs are from Congress and they include three central ministers.
As per reports, there are differences among the MPs over the resignations. Some of them felt resignations would not help achieve Telangana and this would only benefit Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
Andhra Pradesh ministers from Telangana region said they were ready to make any sacrifice for a separate state but stopped short of announcing their resignations.
After a meeting here on Monday, the ministers said they would exercise patience at a time when the Congress leadership was in the final stage of taking a decision to carve out a Telangana state.
K Jana Reddy, a senior minister, told reporters that they were still hopeful of a positive decision by the central government.
He said while they were disappointed that the government did not announce the decision before the January 28 deadline, they had not lost hopes.
Meanwhile, several incidents of violence were reported in Hyderabad as the stir intensified even as the Ranga Reddy district court has admitted a petition accusing Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde of cheating the of cheating the people of Telangana.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading a 36-hour relay strike; students of the Osmania Unversity may also join protests today.
With agency input
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