The Telangana Civil Society has called upon Union minister for science and technology S Jaipal Reddy to resign immediately and lead the Telangana movement.
In an open letter to Jaipal, the Society said his continuation in the Union Cabinet is the biggest obstacle in the way of separate Telangana state as it justifies Telangana ministers in the state to stay put in their Cabinet posts. “If you decide to continue in the Cabinet it will damage your fame and personally, besides adversely affecting the hopes of forming Telanagana. Why should you take the risk of being considered by a vast majority of the people as Telanagana Drohi?” the Civil Society members asked.
Stating that they are considering the TJAC’s Chalo Assembly programme in June second week as the final battle cry, the Society members said it is high time that all the Congress leaders, including the Union minister, joined the movement.
The Society members said the Congress party had caused enough frustration among the people of Telangana with its lame excuses and vague statements. “The Congress is being identified with betrayal,” they said.
Stating that thousands of youths had laid down their lives for Telangana, they said many of them mentioned the name of Jaipal Reddy in their suicide notes.
Civil Society members K Madusudhan Reddy, Rama Melkote, M Veda Kumar, M Gopala Krishna, Mahboob Alam Khan Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Burgula Narashing Rao, Madabhushi Sridhar, S Sreedhara Swamy, Harinath Polasa, G Laxman, E Revathi are signatories to the letter.