Apprehending that the Centre will keep the Telangana issue on the back burner with the emergence of new crises like the Trinamool Congress’ pulling out of the ruling alliance, the TRS Legislature Party has decided to keep building pressure on the Centre by stalling the proceedings of the Assembly on Thursday also demanding adoption of a resolution favouring formation of Telangana state.
Party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is camping in Delhi, is, however, continuing his lobbying to persuade the Centre. In the state, party MLAs continue to target the Congress and other political parties considered to be inimical to Telangana statehood.
TRS leaders claim that it was only because of their efforts that state ministers from Telangana wrote to AICC president Sonia Gandhi seeking an early decision. Telangana Congress MLAs also plan to send a memorandum. PCC leaders are also planing to send a letter to the AICC president.
As if to embarrass the Centre, the TRS has decided extended its support to Thursday’s Bharat Bandh. Chandrasekhar Rao sent messages to all leaders of his party to vigorously participate in it and make the bandh a success all over the region. In the past also the TRS supported nationwide protests organised against the UPA government.
“In the present circumstances, no one knows how the UPA will treat the Telangana issue but the TRS wants to expose the double standards of the TDP and YSRCP on Telangana by demanding a resolution in the Assembly’’ a member of the TRSLP said.
The Congress, TDP and YSRCP are supporting the Telangana demand outside the Assembly but are silent inside the House. TDP chief N.Chandrababu Naidu is embarking on a 117-day statewide padayatra from a palce in Telangana but is not ready to spell out his party’s stance on Telangana. “We want to expose these parties by demanding a Telangana resolution in the Assembly,” a TRS leader said.