TDP to file 3 ‘T’ petitions

The Telugu Desam president, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has dropped plans to submit a petition to Srikrishna committee on the Telangana issue on his behalf but the party will send three petitions.

Mr Naidu would send his petition to the commission in case the APCC president, Mr D. Srinivas, submitted a petition to the commission on behalf of the Congress party.

However, Mr Naidu reportedly discussed the issue with senior party leaders from both Seema-Andhra and Telangana and came to a conclusion not to submit his petition.

Interestingly, the Telugu Desam party would submit three petitions, it is reliably learnt.

One petition would be filed by Duplipala Narendra and Mr P. Keshav and other Seema-Andhra leaders, the second one by the Telugu Desam Telangana forum led by Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy, the deputy floor leader of the party in the Assembly, and the third by intellectuals, including the former finance minister, Mr Yanamala Ramakrishnudu.

“Telangana MLAs will submit the petition on April 10. The petition will have all details pertaining to injustice done to Telangana region over the years, backward areas like Mahabubnagar, North Andhra and other areas, losing of local jobs, lack of irrigational facilities among others,” Dr Reddy said.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi would submit its 1,400-page petition comprising four volumes to the Srikrishna committee on Wednesday.

The report would deal with all aspects on Telangana right from its “forced” merger till date, injustices done to the region over the years in various spheres.

The TRS petition has been prepared by experts like Prof. Jayashanker, Mr Vidyasagar Rao and others. The TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, approved the petition. The BJP, which opposed the constitution of Srikrishna panel, would also submit its petition.

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