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`Second SRC not in Telangana interest'

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NIZAMABAD, MARCH 11. The former MP from Nizamabad and senior Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader, M.Narayan Reddy, has said that the proposal for a second States Reorganisation Commission (SRC) is not in the interest of the people of the Telangana region.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Narayan Reddy, who won the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat in 1967 as in Independent and was vocal for a separate Telangana state, said that the second SRC did not fit into the framework of the policy adopted by the TRS for achieving a separate State. He termed it an exercise in futility and people were not prepared to wait any longer.

He felt that a serious controversy was bound to arise on the terms of alliance between the Congress and the TRS. There appeared to be no unanimity between the two parties on the issue of Telangana. He pointed out that as per the Congress resolution, the appointment of second SRC on Telangana was accepted as condition for alliance. He reminded Mr. K.Chandrasekhar Rao his remarks that the first SRC would be basis of the alliance. He said statements appearing in the media had created confusion among TRS leaders and cadres about the real terms of the alliance.

Defending his decision to oppose the second SRC, the former MP said the appointment of a commission would be possible only if the Congress came to power at the Centre. He said there were demands for creation of more new States, which the second SRC would have to consider. The principal States would resist these demands as Andhra leaders were doing now in case of Telangana.

Mr. Narayan Reddy said the TRS leadership should choose options other than second SRC. He said the party must seek the assurance of the Congress for a positive resolution in the Assembly within six months of the formation of new Government in favour of a separate State. The party should keep its option after the election in the matter of extending support to any coalition government. He said the TRS should not have any accord with parties supporting a united Andhra.

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