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KCR threatens to ‘chase away Andhraites’

After biting the dust in the Lok Sabha elections,Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao went into...

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad |
November 10, 2009 3:45:41 am

After biting the dust in the Lok Sabha elections,Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao went into oblivion only to emerge threatening to “chase away Andhraites who have settled in Telangana and encroached lands that rightfully belong to people of Telangana”. “We will stand by what we have said: “Telangana wale jago,Andhra wale bhago” (Arise people of Telangana,Andhraites run away),” KCR said on Monday. He has proposed to undertake a fast unto death shortly for a separate Telangana. “This is my final step. Either you will see KCR’s funeral or his victory procession,” he said.

However,after asking Andhraites to stay away,which ruffled many feathers,KCR modified his statement. “Actually Andhraites settled here are facing anger of Telangana people due to a few land sharks,industrialists and businessmen,who are fleecing local people and minting money. It is because of a few people that Andhra settlers are facing the brunt of Telangana anger. I must admit that if Telangana agitators become upset and direct their anger at Andhraites

I won’t be able to stop them,” KCR said. His statements initially drew the ire of other political leaders,but soon they dismissed him as a rabble rouser.

Having left with no political base and with only two MPs,including himself,and 10 MLAs,KCR is adopting various ways to seek attention,including making statements against Andhra ‘settlers’. Now,he has announced that he would soon start a fast unto death demanding separation of Telangana. “He has asked his aides to start preparing for the fast and they are asking if KCR wants to fast what should they be preparing for?” asked a TRS MLA.

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First published on: 10-11-2009 at 03:45:41 am

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