In a significant development, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao called on panchayat raj minister and Telangana Congress heavyweight K Jana Reddy at the latter’s residence here on Thursday and held talks with him for an hour.
His nephew and party MLA T Harish Rao accompanied the TRS chief to the meeting which was also attended by ministers N Uttam Kumar Reddy and B Saraiah along with Congress MPs Ponnam Prabhakar and Madhu Yashki Goud.
This development assumes significance in the wake of growing demand from Telangana Congress leaders that KCR should merge his party with the Congress at the earliest so as to clear the decks for passage of Telangana bill in Parliament.
As the TRS chief met Jana Reddy before calling on President Pranab Mukherjee, party leaders say that KCR had discussed the contents of the bill with Jana. “No talks with regard to merger of the TRS with the Congress took place.”
The leaders make it clear that KCR’s confabulations with Jana Reddy confined to the flaws in the draft bill, particularly curbs on the status of Hyderabad and contentious issues such as a common High Court for both states post-bifurcation.
Speaking with reporters later, Jana Reddy said, “Though we may be travelling on different paths, our goal is the same. We want statehood to Telangana at the earliest. So, we have resolved to continue our united fight till the T-bill is adopted by Parliament.”
He also claimed that KCR and he discussed their action plan to be implemented in the Assembly.
He also divulged that they discussed the conditionalities being proposed on the status of Hyderabad.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express