HYDERABAD: Telangana Congress MPs on Tuesday called upon people’s representatives of all political parties from the region to reach Delhi by May 22, the day the budget session of Parliament will end, to stage a massive demonstration to build pressure on the Centre over the demand for separate state.
Speaking at a meet-thepress organised by the Telangana Journalists’ Forum at the Hyderabad Press Club, the MPs blamed differences among Telangana people’s elected representatives for the delay in creation of Telangana state.
Seemandhra leaders were turning the situation to their advantage and forcing the Congress-led UPA government not to implement its December 9 statement made by home minister P Chidambaram.
Ponnam Prabhakar, Manda Jagannadham and G Vivekananda, who participated in the programme, said they were speaking on behalf of the eight Congress MPs who were suspended from the Lok Sabha for four days.
Prabhakar said they would meet in Delhi on Wednesday to decide on attending the rest of the Parliament session.
Taking exception to the remarks of newly- elected Rajya Sabha members Renuka Chowdary and Palvai Govardhan Reddy, he denied that the Telangana Congress MPs were blackmailing the party high command and said they were only urging it to honour its coomitment made on December 9, 2009.
“All Telangana MPs and MLAs should take active part in the Telangana movement.
If they cannot, they should at least maintain silence,’’ he said.