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Saturday, August 6, 2011

TELENGANA TANGLE: TRS slams PC's statement on Telangana!

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IANS / / Last Updated : 06 Aug 2011 05:30:39 PM IST. 

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Saturday reacted strongly to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's statement in parliament that political parties in Andhra Pradesh should arrive at a consensus on the demand for separate Telangana state.

TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao termed the statement as "useless" and reminded the central government that the constitution has given it the right to carve out new states.

"If the states can solve such problems on their own, there is no need for a central government or a union home minister," Rao told a meeting at Telangana Bhavan, the TRS headquarters here.

The meeting was organized to pay tributes to Telangana ideologue K. Jayashankar, who passed away recently.

KCR, as the TRS leader is popularly known, said the Telangana people knew how to achieve a separate state. "With indefinite strike (by government employees in Telangana) from Aug 17, we will show our might," he said.

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