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Launch of TRS `sena' draws flak

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Militancy will not help, says APCC chief

HYDERABAD: The Congress, the Left parties and the BJP have sharply criticised the launching of the Telangana Jagarana Sena, an outfit of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, by drawing parallels with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

While the Congress called it the "saffronisation of the TRS" on the ground that the outfit was headed by a veteran RSS leader, the Left parties opined that the Sena was floated to carry out the agenda of the Sangh.

At a press conference here on Saturday, the APCC president, K. Keshava Rao, decried as "unfortunate" the statements by TRS leaders at the launch of their `sena.' Telangana statehood would not materialise through "rough talk or aggressive posturing or militancy," he said. There were democratic ways to achieve it and the Congress was committed to the Constitutional methods. He wondered how the TRS president could justify floating an outfit "similar to the RSS and lead by an RSS leader" in the name of a democratic movement.

Left reacts strongly

The CPI and the CPI (M) have termed the Sena as an organisation floated without any direction.

"It is for the TRS president, K. Chandrasekhara Rao, to decide as to whether he will allow his party to become an organ of the RSS in the State," the CPI (M) State secretary, B.V. Raghavulu said. At a separate press conference, the CPI (M) State secretary, K. Narayana, advocated the TRS president to fight for separate Telangana through democratic and political means. The BJP national secretary, Bandaru Dattatreya, said there was no need for political parties to float such Senas to carry forward their cause.

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