HYDERABAD: Congress MLAs and MPs from Telangana held separate meetings here on Friday to discuss their future course of action over the separate statehood demand.
They appeared more concerned over their fate since the party was dragging its feet in making any categorical announcement on formation of a separate state.
The MLAs met at panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy’s residence while the MPs went into a huddle at former Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao’s house.
The MLAs want to build pressure on the party leadership since the elections for five states were over and that it was the right time for making an announcement before the party’s stock went further down in the Telangana belt.
The MLAs wondered whether at least traces of Congress would be left in Telangana if no decision is taken on the issue.
Jana Reddy said: “We will take the issue to the notice of the party high command since it said it would address the issue after the elections to the five state assemblies.”
The MLAs said they would go to Delhi to persuade the party high command to take a decision on the statehood issue soon.
The MLAs appealed to the youth not to resort to suicides since the Congress would surely deliver separate state by 2014 elections. Only seven MLAs turned up for the meeting.
The Telangana Congress MPs discussed the strategy to be implemented in the Parliament session which will resume on April 24.
MPs Gutta Sukhender Reddy, G Vivek, S Rajaiah and Manda Jagannadham told reporters said they would meet soon to deliberate on the issue again.
During the recent budget session of the Parliament, the Telangana Congress MPs had disrupted the proceedings over the statehood issue.