Hyderabad, Oct 25: Cutting across the party lines, several senior political leaders today stressed the need for unity among the Telangana leaders to achieve the goal of separate Telangana statehood.
Addressing Aalaya Balaya programme near Jal Vihar on the banks of Hussainsagar Lake on the occasion of Dassera festival here, the political leaders attended at the programme admitted that disunity among themselves was the main reason for delay creation of Telangana. Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Political Joint Action Committee(TP-JAC) Chairman Prof M Kodandaram asked the Telangana political leaders to be united for achieving the Telangana region as the political leaders from Seemandhra region were unitedly opposing Telangana.
Though the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu were leading different parties, he alleged they were one in stalling Telangana. Referring to the bifurcation of Bihar, Prof Kodandaram said the then Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav had opposed the formation of Jharkhand State. But he himself moved the resolution in Bihar Assembly following united struggle by the Jharkhand leaders. Stating that the people of Telangana were already united on the issue, he said the unity among political leaders would ensure immediate formation of Telangana.
Congress MPs G Vivek and Madhu Yskhi Goud, who attended the programme, too stressed the need for unity among Telangana leaders. The Telangana agitation was not limited to any individual or party but all parties and leaders should work in tandem till their goal of Telangana was achieved and a time-bound programme for Telangana agitation was needed, they added. Telugu Desam Telangana Forum convener Errabelli Dayakar Rao, who shared the same platform with other leaders, stated that all TDP leaders from the region have been working for the cause of Telangana.
State Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, former PCC President K Keshava Rao, BJP State president G Kishan Reddy, former union minister Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Baladeer Singer Gadar and leaders of different political parties participated in the programme organised by senior BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreyya.