Hyderabad: More than 20 TDP MLAs and senior leaders were taken into custody after they staged a sit-in in front of the Raj Bhavan here this afternoon demanding that the Centre immediately recall Governor E S L Narasimhan who, they alleged, was ‘anti-Telangana’.
Telugu Desam Telangana Forum convenor Nagam Janardhana Reddy led the protest. The TDP MLAs and senior leaders squatted on the road outside the Raj Bhavan and raised slogans against the Governor.
"Political Governor go back, go back", they shouted and alleged that the Justice Srikrishna Committee report was prepared against Telangana only at his behest. "The Governor is unduly interfering in political affairs and running the state. He is playing politics," Nagam alleged. The Centre should immediately recall Narasimhan, he demanded. The TDP legislators said the Congress has once again betrayed the people of Telangana.
"The Srikrishna Committee report did not reflect the truth. It was prepared as per the dictates of the Government of India and Congress leaders from Andhra-Rayalaseema," they said. They also demanded that the Central-military forces deployed in Telangana be withdrawn forthwith. Senior MLAs E Dayakar Rao, Mandava Venkateswara Rao and senior leader Kadiyam Srihari were among those taken into custody by police.(PTI)