Though it was jubilant mood at Telangana Bhavan, the headquarters of TRS, the TRS cadre decided not to celebrate officially till the T-bill is adopted in Parliament. “Once the bill is adopted, we will celebrate in a grand manner,” TRS leaders said.
TRS was “mute and subdue” as far as celebration was concerned. A large number of TRS activists and some senior leaders rushed to the party office in the afternoon. All of them were glued to TV sets till the CWC decision was announced.
The silence broke immediately after the CWC announced formation of Telangana state. The cadre raised “Jai Telangana” and some shouted, “We have achieved Telangana.” But, the pink party decided not to celebrate the event till the bill was passed.
“We are happy with the decision,” TRS MLA KT Ramarao told Express. However, in the wake of past attitude of the Congress, the party would be “cautious and guarded” till the bill is adopted, he added.
Another reason behind TRS not celebrating the CWC’s decision was that it needs clarity on Hyderabad as common capital.
“We need some clarity on Hyderabad,” Nayani Narasimha Reddy said.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao held an emergency meeting with available leaders at the party office. Later, he visited the martyrs’ memorial at Gun Park at around 9 pm. He paid floral tributes to the T-martyrs. Narasimha Reddy said the credit for achieving Telangana state goes to around 1,400 martyrs--400 in 1969 and 1,000 recently.