Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday slammed Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao for his derogatory remarks against the nation and Congress leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Speaking at a protest meet on Monday, Rao had said: “How long will it take in this wretched nation to achieve Telangana state? The PM does not even have the powers to sign a cheque and they still want to hold talks.”
His comments united the Congress ranks, as they turned the heat on him and the TRS party. Congress MLA from Sangareddy Jagga Reddy lodged a police complaint against the TRS chief for insulting the nation and its leaders.
Speaking to the media, the CM said KCR’s language revealed his true stature and culture. “For a leader of a political party, it is unbecoming of him to use such language. After all, he is the leader of a sub-regional party which hardly wins any seats even in Telangana,” he said.
“Agreed that a decision on Telangana has been delayed because the Centre felt more consultation are needed but then the demand for a separate state has been there for more than 60 years. So what if the Congress party asks for a little more time. Does it mean you abuse the nation and its leaders? The language you use reveals your character and background. You mind your language or you will face the consequences,’’ he said.
Cong MPs put off decision to resign
Seven Congress MPs from the Telangana region Tuesday put off their decision to forward their resignation — from Lok Sabha and the party — by a day as they reportedly could not iron out differences among themselves. They, however, told reporters they would go ahead with their move and reach New Delhi on Wednesday to submit their resignations to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. PTI