In an angry reaction to Centre’s backtracking on Telangana issue, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao tonight announced that MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives of the region will submit their resignations and a 48-hour bandh tomorrow.
“Chidambaram statement amounts to putting the Telangana issue on the backbruner. We have been betrayed once again by the state of the Home Minister.
“There is no clarity or time frame fixed. In the name of consensus will they take 150 years? How much time they are going to take (for creating Telangana)?” he told a press conference at the residence of Congress leader Jana Reddy and flanked by leaders from other parties. .
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On the day Home Minister P. Chidambaram appealed for calm in Andhra Pradesh and said all stakeholders would be consulted on creating a Telangana state, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday appealed to the cental government to immediately begin the constitutional process for forming the new state. He also said political consensus could never be achieved on the issue.
Addressing a meeting at the TRS office here hours before Chidambaram made his statement in New Delhi, Chandrasekhara Rao warned the government against making any statement that might provoke the people of Telangana.
“Already there is uproar in Telangana. Students, lawyers and others are coming out on the streets. We have been patient and calm. Don’t raise the emotions. Don’t play with the people of Telangana otherwise they will not keep quiet,” KCR, as Chandrasekhara Rao is known, added.
He also warned that all legislators from the region, irrespective of their party affiliations, would resign if the government backtracked on Telangana and reduce the Congress government to a minority.
KCR again warned that the people of Telangana were ready to lay down their lives to achieve their goal.
He said talks on moving a resolution in the assembly or achieving a political consensus would not help. “The political consensus can’t be arrived at even after 100 years because they (the Andhra and Rayalseema regions) will never agree to the formation of Telangana state,” he added.
KCR, whose 11-day hunger strike last month had prompted Chidambaram to make his Dec 9 statement on Telangana, said a resolution in the assembly was not required as the Indian constitution and various verdicts of Supreme Court were clear on creating new states.
He announced that a Joint Action Committee of legislators, MPs and other public representatives of Telangana, as also lawyers, students and others fighting for the new state would be formed to chalk out the future course of action.
Other update: Rosaiah’s hails Chidambaram’s statement.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah tonight welcomed Home Minister P Chidambaram’s statement on the contentious Telangana statehood issue and said it should not be seen as either a victory or defeat for one region or the other.
Rosaiah called for withdrawal of all forms of agitations for and against Telangana and asked the MPs, MLAs and MLCs, who had resigned either favouring or opposing a new state, to retrace their steps.
He said the state government supported “each letter” of Chidambaram’s statement which has done “equal and appropriate justice to people of all regions of Andhra Pradesh,” Rosaiah told a press conference at the end of an emergency meeting of the state cabinet late this evening.
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The Central government on Wednesday said it wants to consider “all views” on the demand for a separate Telangana state and “peace and tranquility should be maintained” in Andhra Pradesh.
Home Minister P Chidambaram gave a short statement in New Delhi on Wednesday, effectively putting the demand for a separate Telangana state in abeyance. “At a meeting of all political parties on December 7 a consensus emerged on Telangana. The situation has altered now,” he said.
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PTI reports that HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and his deputy D Purandeswari today received wholesome praise from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who described them as being a team of “finest minds” in the government.
In a rare public appreciation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday praised Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and his deputy D. Purandeswari as “finest minds”, who are working hard for “nation building”.
“Our government attaches the highest importance to human resource development. That is why some of the finest minds in our government have been chosen as ministers for this very important and prestigious ministry,” Manmohan Singh said while launching the Rs.65 billion literacy mission ‘Saakshar Bharat’.
“Both Shri Kapil Sibal and Smt. D. Purandeswari constitute a team of which any country can be legitimately proud of as nation builders,” he added.
Manmohan Singh, who read out his speech, spoke extempore while praising both the ministers. Though the hard copy of the written speech provided to the media did not have these remarks about Sibal and his deputy, the prime minister’s office issued a soft copy of his statement adding the extempore.
The prime minister said the new mission with a five-year mandate will “significantly reduce illiteracy” in India, particularly among women. “I hope this new program will be even more successful than its precursor, the National Literacy Mission.”
“Education empowers. Education liberates. Education ennobles. Education helps nations to march forward, helps them to progress socially and economically. In our efforts to remove persistent hunger, poverty and disease, education is a very valuable instrument. And literacy is the first step in imparting education,” he added.
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Election commission has ordered the ruling Congress government in Andhra Pradesh to remove Rajiv Gandhi’s photos from all the Arogya Sri ambulance vans in the state. However, in violation to this order, they still kept his photo in this ambulance in Anaparti, East Godavari.
Gandhi’s photo on 108 ambulance in Anaparti violating of EC’ orders.