Shinde is wrong, talks are on: Palvai

Published: 12th October 2012 10:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2012 10:05 AM   |  A+A-

Coming down heavily on Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his remarks that the Congress high command had not held any discussions with TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress member of the Rajya Sabha Palvai Govardhan Reddy accused the  Union minister of misleading the Telangana people.

It was not appropriate for the Union home minister to make such a statement at a time when the Congress high command was holding talks with the TRS chief, he said at a press conference on Thursday along with MLCs KR Amos and K Yadav Reddy.

Palvai made it clear that the talks were going on between the AICC top brass and the TRS chief at the behest of the Congress high command. “CWC representatives are holding talks with Chandrasekhar Rao. It was disclosed by none other than AICC spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi. As the negotiations are being held by party leaders and not by the government, Shinde might not be aware of it,” he said.

Reddy said the high command would continue talks further to arrive at a consensus on the Telangana issue. The TRS chief would visit Delhi again soon to continue the negotiations, he said and announced that he too would go to Delhi on October 16.

TRS accused a section of media of trying to sabotage the Telangana agitation by distorting statements of TRS leaders. Former MP B Vinod Kumar said the TRS chief had never stated that he had discussed the T issue with Shinde. Information and public relations minister DK Aruna, who led a delegation of party’s elected representatives from Mahbubnagar district to Delhi and met the AICC top brass, said she was fully convinced that the Congress was willing for state’s division.


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