KCR ready to hold talks on Telangana but says no to committees

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 21:45

Hyderabad: TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao
Tuesday night said he is ready to hold talks with the Centre but
will not accept any committee to go into the Telangana issue.

Amid reports that the Centre is contemplating
appointing a committee to go into the Telangana issue, he said
he is not ready to accept any such panel as it would only end
up wasting time.

"The Centre should immediately come forward and find a
solution. We demand that it stick to its earlier statement.
We are not ready to accept any committees. Except wasting
time, these committees serve no purpose," he told reporters.

Rao, however, said he is ready to hold talks with the
Centre if it is ready to do so.

"The patience of Telanagana people need not be tested
unnecessarily. If Delhi wants to discuss with anyone that is
okay. Both regions are ready to come. We have that much
patience. We have experts and people with wisdom. We will
discuss in Joint Action Committee (JAC) and send our
representatives," Rao said.

The TRS president was talking to reporters at the Raj
Bhawan after calling on new state Governor ESL Narasimhan.

Rao demanded that the state government should
immediately withdraw the alleged false cases slapped on
students and others agitating for a separate Telangana state.

"The state government should honour the announcement
made by Home Minister P Chidambaram to withdraw the cases
filed against students. How long does it take to withdraw the
cases? The government can withdraw the cases at one go if they
are willing to do so," he said.


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First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 21:45

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