Cong leaders from Telangana firm on separate statehood demand
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Last Updated: Monday, January 03, 2011, 00:17
Hyderabad: Congress MPs and MLAs from Telangana on Sunday said nothing short of separate statehood for Telangana would be acceptable to them.

The ruling party MPs, MLAs and other leaders on Sunday held a meeting to discuss their future course of action on the Telangana issue.

"They talked about the meeting called by the Centre on January 6 to discuss the Srikrishna committee and how the party's representative from Telangana should present his views," sources said.

"Nothing short of Telangana will be acceptable to us," senior Congress MLA R Damodar Reddy told reporters.

Congress MP M Jagannath took exception to the members of the Srikrishna committee speaking to the media.

"It is not correct for members of the committee to speak to the media saying that people want development," he said.

Meanwhile, speaking at a meeting of Telangana government employees, Congress MPs K Keshav Rao and G Sukhender Reddy said they would not hesitate to quit their posts for the sake of Telangana.

Keshav Rao said he would be ready to shun his membership in the Congress Working Committee for Telangana statehood.

Expressing confidence that the Centre would give Telangana, Sukhender Reddy said he and other Congress MPs would quit their posts if such a need arose.


First Published: Monday, January 03, 2011, 00:17

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