Telangana Rashstra Samithi leader K Tarakarama Rao on Wednesday demanded that AICC President Sonia Gandhi tender an unconditional apology to the people of Telangana for the suicides committed by students and youth seeking statehood for the region.
KTR said, “Sonia Gandhi is responsible for nearly 1200 suicides that occurred in the region following delay by the Congress party in taking the decision on granting statehood for Telangana. Congress deliberately dragged the statehood issue and timed its decision on granting statehood to gain maximum political mileage. Congress took a favourable decision on Telangana not to fulfill the wishes of the people but to win maximum seats in the region.
The delay by the Congress in granting statehood was the primarily reason that drove youth and students to suicides. Congress party, especially Sonia Gandhi, should apologise to the people for the same.”
The TRS leader also demanded change in the design of Polavaram Project to protect the interest of Telangana farmers. Further, he wanted cancellation of ordinance giving a few mandals of Khammam district to Seemandhra. He said Sonia Gandhi herself should make these announcements during her campaign in Telangana region.