Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Kadiam Srihari on Sunday dared Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu to adopt a resolution at TDP Mahanadu in favour of separate Telangana state.
Speaking to reporters here, Srihari said some TDP leaders were saying that there was no need for adopting a resolution at Mahanadu on T-state. Other TDP leaders were saying that the TDP gave clarity on T-state demand.
If the TDP gave clarity, why people were not trusting the yellow party, Srihari wondered.
“I am advising the TDP leaders to adopt a resolution on T at Mahanadu and save the party in the region. It is up to the people whether they will believe TDP or not, even after adopting the resolution on T,” Srihari said.
Srihari, who quit TDP and joined TRS recently, said adopting a resolution would help TDP in the region.
He recalled that due to lack of clarity on Telangana in TDP, the poeple were not supporting the party and the successive byelection results were an indication of this.
Srihari told TDP chief Naidu not to make hasty comments against him for leaving the TDP. “If the TDP leaders continue their hostile attitude towards me, I will open my mouth and talk much more,” Srihari warned Naidu.
Ready for Debate: Meanwhile, TRS politburo member G Jagadeeswar Reddy said TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao was ready to accept the challenge thrown by TDP president Naidu for an open debate on the development in T-region.
“KCR will postpone all his appointments and come to debate with Naidu. The time, place and date should be fixed by TDP,” he said.
He recalled that the nine-year rule of TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was responsible for the spate of farmers’ suicides in Telangana and also the large migration of Palamur labour to other states.