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TRS leaders pray for statehood

Visit temples, churches and mosques ahead of crucial trust vote in Lok Sabha

Photo: MOHD ARIF

Seeking blessings: TRS activists praying at the Fateh Khan dargah in Sangareddy on Monday. —

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) launched its five-day agitational programme ahead of the crucial vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha on July 22 by offering special pujas in the temples and other places of worship to mount pressure on Congress MPs from the State to impress upon the high command to concede separate State.

As part of the agitation, TRS leaders and cadres visited temples, churches and mosques in Telangana and offered special prayers. Reports reaching here said the Medak unit cadres offered prayers at the Bhavani temple in Sangareddy and later visited the Saint Mary’s Church to offer prayers. Prayers were also offered in the local dargah.

TRS legislator T. Harish Rao offered prayers at the Sri Venkateswara temple in Siddipet town. In Hyderabad former MLAs, Nayani Narasimha Reddy and T. Padma Rao led the party cadres to Sivalayam near Banjara hills.

In Adilabad, former Zilla Parishad Chairperson Ch. Suhasini Reddy led the prayers. Reports said the TRS workers performed puja at the famous Bhadrakali and Thousand Pillar Temples in Warangal, Ramalayam in Nalgonda. In Karimnagar, party activists and women cadres offered prayers and then went in a procession.

Sangareddy Staff Reporter writes: TRS Medak district unit and its mandal-level outfits offered prayed for a change of mind among Congress MPs so that they would stress for statehood to Telangana. District leaders offered prayers at Bhavani temple, Mary Matha church and dargah. They presented a chadar at the dargah.

Later speaking to media persons, Medak district leader Narahari Reddy said the party hoped that the prayers would give strength to Congressmen to demand Telangana in exchange for their support during trust vote.

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