The Telugu Desam Telangana Forum has accused Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao of making the Telangana issue purely a family affair.
Talking with reporters here on Saturday, forum convener E.Dayakar Rao and party senior leader M Narsimlu said they were forced to come that opinion as Rao failed to involve leaders of the statehood movement in his talks with central leaders in Delhi. They also questioned his unending talks with Congress leaders in spite of the ruling party's delay tactics over the statehood issue.
Asking Rao to force the Centre to convene an all-party meeting on the Telangana issue without further delay, the TDP leaders said the Congress and the TRS were trying to corner the TDP in Telangana. ``The TRS is not genuinely interested in statehood for the region and Rao is camping in Delhi only to settle his issues with the Congress high command. It was the reason for the TRS chief's failure to attend the funeral of Konda Laxman Bapuji,'' Dayakar Rao said.
Terming Telangana Congress ministers and leaders' show of concern for Telangana as just a drama for public consumption, the two TDP leaders challenged them to stage a dharna in front of AICC president Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi if they were really committed to the cause. The Congress leaders' drama claimed the lives of nearly 850 Telangana youths, Dayakar Rao and Narsimlu said. The forum decided to stage a dharna at the Gun Park opposite the Assembly on Sunday when the TJAC would organise the Telangana March. Though the TJAC had not sought its support, the TDP Telangana Forum was supporting the TJAC's protest programme, they said.