Telangana Cong to protest against Krishna report

Written by Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: Apr 4 2011, 08:43am hrs
Leaders of the ruling Congress from Telangana region will in a week's time announce a plan of action for the separate statehood, party's Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao said here on Sunday.

Several Congress MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other leaders from the region held a meeting today. A protest over the eighth chapter of the Sri Krishna committee report, which allegedly contained suggestions on how to suppress the agitation, was being considered, Rao said.

There was also a proposal to tour the region, and launch relay hunger strikes, he said after the meeting.

Rao, however, said the agitation was being halted till the Assembly elections in five states got over, on the request of party leadership. But we don't want to dilute the agitation of the people. We have to adopt a plan of action that would reflect the people's sentiments. We will announce the plan by examining all the proposals, he said. Terming some of the reported recommendations of the Sri Krishna committee as an insult to the Telangana supporters, Keshav Rao said they were thinking of taking up some action, including legal, against the panel.

The eighth chapter of the report is not yet made public. But what we got to know from media reports and others... we consider it an affront as the chapter describes how the media and Telangana politicians can be managed through corrupt practices to suppress the movement, he added. The committee chairman should own moral responsibility for submitting such a report, he said.