Hyderabad: TRS today petitioned Andhra
Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan seeking dismissal of the
ministers from non-Telangana regions for allegedly making
"objectionable" remarks against the separate statehood demand.
"We have been demanding an unconditional apology from
the non-Telangana ministers for describing those seeking
separate Telangana as anti-nationals. They have not done that
so far. We asked the governor to either make the ministers
apologise for hurting our self-respect or dismiss them,"
party president K Chandrasekhar Rao told reporters here.
He was accompanied by leaders of Telangana Joint
Action Committee (JAC) that comprises TRS and various
Rao claimed the ministers have lost the right to
represent the entire state as they described Telangana
supporters as "anti-nationals" in their report to the Centre-
appointed Srikrishna Committee.
If no action is taken against the ministers from
coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, TRS and the JAC would call for
their boycott, the former Union minister warned.
"We will not be responsible for the consequences once
the boycott call is given. Then the responsibility lies with
the Governor and the Chief Minister," he maintained.
Meanwhile, State Endowments Minister Gade Venkata
Reddy, who led the non-Telangana ministers to the five-member
committee, has clarified that they never described statehood
supporters as "anti-nationals".
Alleging that advocates from Telangana were meted out
a raw deal while appointing them to the posts of high court
judges and advocate general, the TRS asked the governor to
look into the issue.
The copies of memorandum submitted to the Governor
were also sent to Chief Minister K Rosaiah, High Court Chief
Justice and also Chief Justice of India.