Chandrasekhara Rao ready to merge TRS party with Congress for TelanganaBy ANI
Sunday, December 26, 2010
HYDERABAD - Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao has said that he is ready to merge his party with the Congress if a separate Telangana state is formed.
Rao also said that he would worship Congress President Sonia Gandhi if she initiated the process of creating the state.
“If she (Sonia Gandhi) gives Telangana state hood then I would greet her and would wash her feets and worship her and we want Telangana only,” Rao said on Saturday.
“You have told that if Telangana will come then K. Chandrasekhara Rao will end. I am ready to end. Telangana is important,” he added.
Earlier, on December 9, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had protested in New Delhi to demand a Bill for a separate Telangana State.
The seven-point term of reference announced by the Union Government on February 12 has mandated the Justice Srikrishna Committee to “examine the situation in Andhra Pradesh with reference to the demand for a separate state of Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present status of united Andhra”.
The Government constituted the committee on February 3, nearly two months after it had announced that steps have been initiated for the formation of a separate state of Telangana.
The Telangana region is spread over 10 northern districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Political analysts feel that the creation of the new state of Telangana may fuel social unrest and separatist demands in other states. (ANI)