With no indication as yet from Centre on formation of separate T state, TRS president K C h a n - drasekhar Rao is planning to take out a Padayatra from Indira Park to state assembly on January 29.
Talking to media on Sunday , Rao said after the padayatra , the participant MLAs would meet Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy and insist that their resignations be accepted. KCR said Telangana JAC had given a deadline to Centre to come out with a clear statement on Telangana by January 28. If it fails do so, all Telangana MLAs and MLCs belonging to different political parties will organise dharnas and rallies and insist that their resignations be accepted. Rao lambasted the TDP, PRP and even the Congress leaders from coastal Andhra for backtracking on the issue. All these parties had incorporated separate T-state issue in their manifestos and even supported when an allparty meeting was convened by chief minister. Their sudden U-turn resulted in the confusion and the process was getting delayed, he said.
Rao alleged that government had appointed police officers from Andhra region to monitor Telangana movement and suppress it. He also found fault with the statement of DGP R R Girish Kumar that Maoists were playing an important role in Telangana movement. Meanwhile, KCR demanded that government order an enquiry into the alleged scam in awarding coal mining contract work to a private company at Tadicherla in Karimnagar district.
He alleged that Rs 10,000 crore scam had taken place in awarding the contract works to ETAPLR company, owned by a coastal Andhra businessman. AP Genco violated all norms in awarding works to the company which had to supply coal to Kakatiya phase-2 power generation centre in Ramagundam, he said. However, the AP Genco denied the allegations. In a statement on Sunday, AP Genco officials said that the tenders have not been finalised yet as alleged by a vernacular newspaper.
T-students to begin padayatra from today
Students of Osmania University on Sunday obtained permission from the state government to conduct Maha Padayatra to different districts of Telangana. A total of 250 members from eight Telangana universities will take part in the padayatra which will be kicked off from Osmania University on Monday. According to OU Joint Action Committee, the 250 participants will be divided into two groups of 125 each. Each group will cover five districts of Telangana. The team which goes north will cover a distance of 445 km and the one which goes south will cover 390 km. We will have to walk an average distance of 25 to 32 km per day, said a JAC member. Both the groups will reach Kakatiya University, Warangal on February 7 for an all-Telangana meeting scheduled to be held on the same day.