KCR warns of war if no Telangana after Dec 31

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao on Friday warned of “war” if Telangana is not delivered after December 31.

Addressing the centenary celebrations of the erstwhile Hyderabad State Electricity Department organised by Telangana Electricity Employees Joint Action Committee here, the TRS chief said: “I am forewarning the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister. We want Telangana with Hyderabad. If they try to separate Hyderabad from Telangana, they would have to face the wrath of the Telangana people,” he said.

Rao, referring to media reports from Delhi, that the centre was considering converting Hyderabad into a Union Territory, said that if the centre had any such ideas, it would be better for it to shed them now.

People in Telangana region want the same Telangana state that had been merged with the rest of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, he said.

He appreciated the JAC for oganising the centenary celebrations of Hyderabad State Electricity Department and said that even before the erstwhile Madras state got power supply, Hyderabad did, which is a testimony to the advanced state of civilisation.

In those days, there used to be a power generation station but it disappeared subsequently giving way to the NTR Ghat and IMAX theatre now, he pointed out.

He took jibes at chief minister K Rosaiah for skipping the meeting. “I never thought the chief minister would give a miss to this programme. He did not ever care to send a message,” he said.

BJP senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya said that his party would stay

in the forefront to fight for Telagnana if the Justice Srikrishna panel submitted its report against bifurcation of AP.

CPI state secretary K Narayana said that his party remained committed to statehood to Telangana.

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