Telangana Congress MPs firm on quitting

Madhu Yashki Goud’s resignation letter too sent to AICC chief

Published: 01st February 2013 10:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2013 10:47 AM   |  A+A-


A day after the differences over resignations came to the fore,  the seven vociferous Telangana MPs of the Congress tried to convey that they are all united.

Of the seven MPs, G Vivekanand, Siricilla Rajaiah and Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy met at the residence of senior Congress leader K Kesava Rao here on Thursday. Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Manda Jagannadham and Ponnam Prabhakar, who were not in Hyderabad on Thursday, spoke to the media through a teleconference during the press meet at Kesava Rao’s house. They stood by their decision to resign from their posts, they said.

Madhu Yashki Goud, who has reversed his position on quitting, chose to stay in Delhi, instead of attending the meeting.

The MPs, during the meeting, failed to chalk out any action plan to exert pressure on their high command.

Soon after the meeting, Kesava Rao addressed the media along with Vivek, Rajaiah and Rajgopal Reddy.

“All the seven MPs, including Madhu Yashki Goud, resigned from their membership of Parliament. It is true that soon after AICC spokesperson PC Chacko’s statement on T-issue, Yashki said there was no need to resign. But, after the other six MPs differed with it, Yashki too withdrew his statement,” he said. “Yashki’s letter too has been sent to the high command along with the resignations of other six MPs,” said Kesava Rao.

Meanwhile, Yashki held a separate press meet in Delhi on Thursday, during which he said tendering resignations would not bring Telangana state and will only bring byelections.   However, he said that his resignation letter too had been sent to the high command.

At a separate media conference, Sukhender Reddy said if the Congress high command did not take steps to form Telangana state even now, they would send their resignation letters directly to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

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