The Telangana Nagara meeting conducted by expelled TDP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy at Adilabad was a grand success. While the Telangana Ranabheri meetings conducted by the official TDP are proving to be damp squibs, people are voluntarily attending the Telangana Nagara meetings. This clearly proves that Telangana people are not in a mood to entertain Telugu Desam party’s double talk anymore.
Speaking at the well-attended Adilabad meeting, Mr Janardhan Reddy alleged that already the suggestions made in the 8th chapter in Srikrishna Committee report were being implemented and it resulted in the division among the MLAs of Congress and TD belonging to Telangana.
He said political parties and pro-Telangana organisations should realise the fact that any single party or organisation will not achieve separate Telangana. Adilabad TD MLA Jogu Ramanna reiterated that they were ready to face any action from the party high command and demanded that party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu should send a letter supporting the Telangana state to the Union home minister.
S. Venugopala Chary, another TDP rebel MLA, criticised the Congress for its double talk on Telangana issue and alleged that the ruling party was cheating the people of the Telangana.
TD MLA K. Hareeswar Reddy said it was the time to intensify the Telangana agitation to mount pressure on the Central government and send a strong signal to the that the people of Telangana were for separate Telangana but not for any political or economic packages. Former minister Boda Janardhan said that Telangana people were going to show their mettle in the ensuing local body elections and added that no political party will survive in Telangana by opposing the separate state.
YSR Congress party leader Gone Prakash Rao said he will quit the YSR Congress if Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy failed to support Telangana state. TJAC leaders Mamidi Narayana, Telangana United Front co-convenor Vimalakka, Telangana Journalist Forum leader Kappara Prasad, Bar Association president Ganga Reddy, TNGOs district general secretary S. Ashok and others took part in the meeting.