Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments favouring consensus on the Telangana issue,the Telangana leaders of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today alleged that both Congress and TRS have ‘cheated’ the people from the region over the statehood demand.
“Both Congress and TRS have cheated the Telangana people. Congress had promised to deliver a separate state,while TRS claimed that it will get Telangana,” TDP’s Telangana forum convener Errabelli Dayakar Rao told reporters.
He said the Congress MLAs and state ministers from the region should quit their posts and boycott government programmes for creating a constitutional crisis,to force the Centre accept the statehood demand.
The TDP MLAs from Telangana have already quit,he said.
Wondering if there is a clandestine understanding between TRS and Congress over the issue,he asked,why TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao spared Congress president Sonia Gandhi,but trained his guns on the Prime Minister for favouring consensus on the issue.
Yesterday,the Prime Minister had said that a decision on Telangana would be taken on the basis of a consensus and nothing would be done in a hurry to do something that will create trouble in other regions.
“Telangana is a complicated matter. We want consensus,where all shades of opinion will feel what is best. We cannot solve Telangana by agreeing to Telangana and there is disturbances and unrest in other parts,” Singh had said.
Singh was replying to a question from journalists on board his special plane,while returning from Maldives as to what his government was doing in Andhra Pradesh,where a serious situation has evolved over Telangana issue.