TRS chief demands tabling of bill on Telangana in February

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday demanded that the Centre table a bill to form a separate Telangana state during the Parliament session in February.

Hyderabad: TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao
on Sunday demanded that the Centre table a bill to form a separate
Telangana state during the Parliament session in February.

Assuming that the Srikrishna Committee, which is looking
into the issue of statehood, would recommend formation of a new
state, the TRS chief said that his party would give the Centre
only 20 days time to act before starting an agitation again.

"After the Srikrishna Committee submits its report by
the end of this year, we will wait for about 20 days because
the Centre would need time to study it. (But) There will
definitely be an agitation if the Centre fails to introduce a
bill in Parliament in the session to be held in February,"
Rao said while addressing a gathering here.

He said the Centre should honour its statement last year
that steps would be taken for formation of Telangana.

"Some TV channels have shown stories that Telangana
people would take up sticks and swords after December. How
could the channels show such stories. Don`t we have any work?

"The Centre had announced last December that steps would
be taken for formation of Telangana. They should honour what
they said. Otherwise, people will have to rebel against the
Centre. What option they are left with? These channels don`t
say that the government should honour its word," Rao said.

The TRS chief said his party would give 15-20 days time
after the Srikrishna committee submits its report and only
after that they will start action on the field and launch
non-cooperation movement.

"We are ready for anything, because there is a limit for
patience," he said.

Though the TRS should not have accepted Srikrishna
committee in the first place, it cooperated with the Centre to
maintain peace on the request made by the Prime Minister and
the Union Home Minister, Rao pointed out.

"Telangana would not keep quiet if we are told any new
stories after the Srikrishna committee submits its report,"
he added.

PTI

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