Hyderabad, July 26 (INN): Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA T Harish Rao on Friday accused Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy of master-minding the entire “resignation drama” of Seemandhra MLAs to prevent the Centre from taking a favourable decision on Telangana issue.
Talking to reporters here, Harish Rao said that Kiran Kumar Reddy was trying to do what the then Chief Minister K Rosaiah did in December 2009 to stop formation of Telangana State. He alleged that by using money power, the Chief Minister and other leaders were provoking the students’ organisations and APNGOs to launch agitation against Telangana demand.
Harish Rao said that that the people in Andhra and Rayalaseema were not against division of Andhra Pradesh. However, he said only a few leaders were opposing the bifurcation to protect their business interest. He alleged that the Chief Minister was using leaders like Jagga Reddy and Veerashiva Reddy to enforce his agenda against Telangana.
The TRS leader said that his party was restraining itself from making statments on the issue as it want the Centre to take an early and favourable decision on the statehood issue. However, he said that the silence of Telugu Desam Party on the issue was highly questionable.