Three Congress MLAs likely to join TRS

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 21:50

Hyderabad: At least three Congress MLAs from
Telangana region are likely to join Telangana Rashtra Samiti,
a move which will deepen the crisis in the ruling party in
Andhra Pradesh over the separate statehood issue.

Protesting Congress` dilly-dallying on the separate
statehood issue, MLAs Jupally Krishna Rao from Kollapur in
Mahbubnagar district, S Satyanarayana from Ramagundam in
Karimnagar and T Rajaiah from Station Ghanpur in Warangal
today said they are ready to resign from the party in a day or

MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who was also a former
minister, too announced he will quit Congress if it did not
immediately take a favourable decision on creation of
Telangana state and would launch an indefinite hunger-strike
in his native Nalgonda village from November 1 on the issue.

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa
Satyanarayana reportedly spoke to MLA S Satyanarayana and
tried to placate him but to no avail.

"We are under immense pressure from people in our
constituents and we are unable to show them our face. It is
becoming extremely difficult for us to continue as ruling
party members," said a Congress MLA, who did not want to be

Congress is in deep trouble in Andhra-Rayalaseema regions
with 26 MLAs quitting the party and joining YSR Congress of
Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.

Now, the Congress` continued indecisiveness on the
contentious statehood issue is set to cost it heavily in the
Telangana region as well, political analysts said.


First Published: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 21:50
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