Telangana Rashtra Samithi Legislature Party leader Etela Rajender has demanded that Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu make his party’s stance on Telangana clear at least now.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday after participating in a TJAC meeting, Rajender demanded that Naidu pronounce his policy on separate Telangana openly. He recalled that even as Naidu repeatedly claimed that the TDP had given a letter on Telangana to the central government in 2008, it was Naidu who encouraged Andhra leaders of all parties to submit their resignations in the wake of Centre’s announcement in 2009 on initiation of process for creation of Telangana state. “If Naidu criticises TRS without making his stand clear, people will teach him a befitting lesson,’’ Rajender warned.
Claiming that the TDP was wiped out from Telangana, the TRS leader called upon people of the region to teach the Congress too a lesson.
Asked about Congress MPs from the region joining the TRS, Rajender said that leaders of any party were welcome to join the TRS to strengthen the Telangana movement.
He admitted that around 10 leaders in each Assembly and Lok Sabha constituency were keen to contest on TRS ticket at the next general election.
On Nagam Janardhan Reddy joining the BJP, Rajender recalled that BJP senior leader LK Advani himself revealed that the then NDA government could not carve out Telangana state because of TDP chief Naidu’s opposition.