Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Posted on 05 July 2011

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row: Empty threat or open dare?After 11 Congress MPs marched to the capital and handed over resignations, the Telangana Joint Action committee on Tuesday 9July 5) called for a 48 hour bandh demanding action by the Central Govt. As UPA remains non-committal over action on the separate statehood for Telangana, questions have arisen whether the agitation is an empty threat or an open dare. Now, TRS MPs are threatening to resign urging their Congress counterparts not to back out from the fight.

After 11 Congress MPs marched to the capital and handed over resignations, the Telangana Joint Action committee on Tuesday 9July 5) called for a 48 hour bandh demanding action by the Central Govt. As UPA remains non-committal over action on the separate statehood for Telangana, questions have arisen whether the agitation is an empty threat or an open dare. Now, TRS MPs are threatening to resign urging their Congress counterparts not to back out from the fight.

Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao who is spearheading the campaign of lawmakers from the region said,”We are the major player. You are sitting and deciding our character. Don’t do that. There is nothing like an empty threat. We never meant it to be a threat. We always spoke from our heart…it is the cry of my conscience. I have not held any threat to any government.”

He added,”I am a Congressman I will die a Congressman, but I want the Congressmen to act…the Congress party to act, the powers that be in the government to act because we have promised them seven years back something and we have been talking on talking on so let us deliver on that goal.”

Andhra Pradesh appeared headed for a political crisis yesterday with Congress and TDP MPs and MLAs, including 11 Ministers, from Telangana region resigning en masse, mounting pressure on the Centre or early creation of a separate state.

Even as Home Minister P Chidambaram counselled patience telling them that the Centre would expedite the consultation process, lawmakers from the region took their campaign to a new level.

In Hyderabad, 39 Congress MLAs, including 11 ministers, resigned from the Assembly along with 34 TDP legislators. The Ministers, however, did not quit the Cabinet as planned earlier.

Seven Congress MPs met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in New Delhi and handed over their resignation letters along with that of two other MPs who could not be present. Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao met the Officer on Special Duty to Chairman Hamid Ansari and submitted his resignation.

Rao, who is spearheading the campaign of lawmakers from the region, dismissed criticism that the resignation was a “gimmick” and said they were identifying themselves with the people of Telangana, who want a separate state immediately.

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?
Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?
Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?
Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?
Telangana row Empty threat or open dare?

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