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KCR warned against joining Government

By Our Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD, MAY 10. The Telangana Rashtra Sadhana Front, an outfit representing dissident Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders, has warned the TRS chief, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, not to join any Congress-led Government at the Centre or in the State.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the Front convenor, Katakam Mruthyunjayam, issued an ultimatum on behalf of all leaders who had sincerely worked for the Telangana cause and creation of a separate State to the TRS chief. He warned Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao not to entertain the idea of joining the Government until the Congress clarified its stand on statehood for Telangana.

Accusing Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao of cheating people of Telangana by aligning with the Congress and evincing interest in joining the Government, the Front leader said that the Telangana issue would be diluted if the TRS joined the Cabinet.

Mr. Mruthyunajam said the Front would be forced to `chase' the TRS leaders if they joined the Cabinet. He said people would not tolerate this move and said there would be a severe backlash.

He questioned why Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao was not divulging the details of the package with the Congress. He expressed fears that the package was nothing but a bunch of lies as the Congress was in favour of the second State Reorganisation Commission. He took exception to the disruption of a meeting convened by expelled TRS leader, Mechineni Kishan Rao, by TRS activists.

The Front convenor said all leaders in favour of Telangana would be forced to resort to "stoning'' TRS leaders if they failed to keep their commitment. Mr. Mruthyunjayam said the front would take out Telangana Udhyamaalu Parirakshana Rathalu, from each district, if TRS leaders joined the Government.

The front was planning to collect one stone from each voter and the same would be transported to Hyderabad. The front leader said that they would not hesitate to stone the TRS chief and others, who were determined to cheat the people of Telangana.

Among others the Telangana Rashtra Party chief, Gade Innaiah, the Telangana Janata Party president, Muralidhar Deshpande, the Telangana Communist Party secretary, Venkatswamy, and the TJP leaders -- Bhupati Reddy and Karunakar Reddy -- addressed the press conference.

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