‘Let Sonia promise separate Telangana first’
TDP legislators from Telangana on Monday said they would get a letter issued by their party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on the statehood issue if Sonia Gandhi promised to carve a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad: TDP legislators from Telangana on Monday said they would get a letter issued by their party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on the statehood issue if Congress president Sonia Gandhi promised to carve a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh.
"If Sonia Gandhi says she will create Telangana state
if Chandrababu writes a letter, we will prevail upon him to do
so," the Telangana TDP legislators asserted here.
Congress leaders have been demanding a letter from the
TDP spelling out the party`s stand on the statehood issue.
The TDP legislators, under the aegis of the Telangana
Telugu Desam Forum, sat on a day-long dharna at the Indira
Park here demanding that the Central government immediately
table a Bill in the ongoing session of Parliament for creation
of Telangana state.
They announced that they would once again submit
resignations from their posts as soon as the Assembly Speaker
Nadendla Manohar returned to Hyderabad from his foreign trip.
All the 37 TDP legislators from Telangana, including
one suspended and three rebels, tendered their resignations on
July 4 in support of the statehood demand but the Speaker
rejected the resignations on July 23 saying they were
submitted "in a fit of emotion."
"We are ready to submit our resignations afresh as soon
as the Speaker returns. The Congress MLAs too should follow
suit and create a constitutional crisis," the Forum leaders
The Forum passed resolutions demanding that a Bill for
creation of Telangana state be tabled in the monsoon session
of Parliament; legislators of all parties from the region quit
their posts and create a constitutional crisis and the
government postpone the written test for recruitment of police
sub-inspectors till clause 14 (f) of the Presidential Order
Forum convenor Errabilli Dayakar Rao, senior leader T
Devender Goud, several MLAs, MLCs and other TDP leaders took
part in the agitation.