No indication on Telangana from Congress high command: Botcha

Published: 03rd September 2012 11:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2012 11:44 AM   |  A+A-

A day after Congress senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Palvai Govardhan Reddy threw a challenge by saying that he would stop moving in public if the Congress high command did not accord statehood to Telangana within a month, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana on Sunday made it clear that he received no such indications from Delhi on bifurcation of the state.

Addressing a news conference at Gandhi Bhavan here on Sunday, the PCC chief divulged that the party high command had been trying a for a permanent solution for Telangana.

However, he disclosed that neither he nor chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has any information on the AICC top brass's decision to deliver statehood in the coming month.

"Division of state is a sensitive issue. We have been requesting our high command to find a permanent solution. We believe that our leadership would resolve the issue soon," he said.

Botcha has come down heavily on YSR Congress honorary president Vijayamma for announcing an agitation on what she called "dilution" of fee reimbursement scheme. He wanted to know which section has been left out in the fee reimbursement and what her complaint is.

"Since 2008, the government has spent Rs 8,300 crore under the scheme. Does she think this is wrong? How can she ask government to bear the fee of those who had studied in corporate colleges where fee is in lakhs of rupees?" he asked, wondering if the YSRC was acting hand in glove with corporate colleges.

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