Nalgonda, Sept. 12 (NSS): The elected representatives of the Congress in the Telangana region on Monday excoriated the Seemandhra leaders — Minor Irrigation Minister, Mr T G Venkatesh, and MPs, Mr Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and Mr Rayapati Sambasiva Rao — for claiming that formation of separate Telangana State was impossible.

Speaking to mediapersons in Nalgonda, the senior Congress leader and Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr K Jana Reddy, warned Mr Venkatesh and Mr Kavuri not to make provocative statements, otherwise, they will have to face dire consequences if they failed to mend their provocative behaviour. Reiterating that formation of separate Telangana State was possible only through the Congress party, Mr Jana Reddy also made it clear that they (Telangana Congress leaders) would follow anybody who promised to fetch separate State.

Pledging full support to the “Sakala Janula Samme” (general strike) called by the Telangana Political JAC, Mr Reddy felt that they cannot achieve their goal by organizing protest meetings. He also alleged that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was misleading the people of the region on the issue.

Another Telangana Congress leader and Infrastructure Minister, Mr Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, has warned that those who spoke against separate Telangana State would not be allowed to step into the region.

In Warangal, the BC Welfare Minister, Mr B. Saraiah, the MPs, Mr Rajaiah and Mr Balram Naik, in separate statements stated that they would extend full support to the general strike commencing from September 13. They also demanded that the party high command expel Mr Kavuri, Rayapati and T. G. Venkatesh from the party for speaking against Telangana in violation of the party discipline.

Speaking to mediapersons in Prakasam, the State CPI secretary, Dr K. Narayana, also lashed out at Mr Kavuri, Mr Rayapati and Mr Venkatesh for their provocative remarks on the decades old issue. (NSS)



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