Telangana Congress leaders, who are in an upbeat mood after AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh dropped hints that the party leadership was about to take a decision on state bifurcation, on Tuesday, appealed to Seemandhra political leaders to cooperate with the Centre in the formation of Telangana state.
Panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy, who has been leading the Telangana movement on behalf of the Congress and deputy chief minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha, sought to allay the fears of the people from Andhra who had settled in Telangana, particularly in Hyderabad. “There is no reason for anyone to feel insecure or worry about their future. No harm will befall them,” Jana Reddy said at a news conference on Tuesday, adding that like brothers let Andhra and Telangana people separate and lead a much better life with proper understanding of each other.
He said division of the state is for only administrative reasons and people of Andhra should realise that “We are all one.” Let the division of the state take place before the situation gets out of hand, Jana Reddy said.
He said the Congress leaders had faith in Central leadership that it would resolve the issue. “Though Digvijaya Singh wanted a road map to be prepared, keeping both the optionsin mind, I hope the Centre would honour the aspirations of the people of Telangana, who had been fighting for a state for the last 57 years,” he said.