Hyderabad: Stating that the TRS will shake up Parliament on the Telangana issue during the Budget Session, TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that the agitation and political agenda would go hand in hand to achieve the T-goal.
“I do not agree with what CPI leader Narayana says. Along with the movement, votes and seats are needed. If we have 15 MPs we can shake Parliament. If we win 100 Assembly seats can anyone stall a resolution on Telangana?” he asked in Karimnagar.
TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao also said that he declined the offer of a post by the Congress when he was summoned to Delhi in November 2012. “They asked me to choose a post but I declined their offer saying I need nothing except Telangana state,” said Chandrasekhar Rao while speaking to media at Telangana Bhavan.
The TRS chief was speaking to the media on Monday after attending the wedding of Balka Suman, the TRS vidhyarthi unit president at Karimnagar.
He warned that the defeat of any MLC candidate would hit the T-movement and Seemandhra leaders would immediately raise the cry that the T-movement was on the wane among intellectuals.
“Everyone knows New Delhi is delaying a decision on Telangana. Everybody is looking at this election. We need to beat Vajpayee’s record and ensure a big win for the party’s MLC candidates."
The TRS did not bother about coop elections, but some Seemandhra leaders like Lagdapati Rajagopal raised a hue and cry of the Congress win,” he said.
He said that minorities cell president Mohammad Mahmood Ali would be the party nominee for the MLC elections. He sought the support of MIM.
"I spoke to MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and sought his support for the minority candidate. He said he would speak to party leaders and get back to me. I thank Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy for supporting Mohammad Ali."
He said if UPA denies Telangana, the NDA is willing to support the Telangana bill in parliament. "When I say this, some distort my views saying I am supporting the NDA. Telangana is inevitable. When I enter, even attendants at parliament welcome us with the Jai Telangana slogan.
Even they have recognised the Telangana movement," he said. Recalling an incident, he said when he had asked Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar about the Telangana issue, "he quipped saying best of luck. There is a movement on Telangana."
KCR asserted that there was no scope for one party rule in the country and that coalitions were inevitable.