Hyderabad, July 08: Claiming credit for being the first Legislator who had resigned for the separate Telangana cause in his individual capacity, Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader Pocharam Srinivas on Thursday urged all those Legislators who had submitted their resignations to build pressure on the Speakers of the respective Houses to accept the resignations.
Describing the mass resignations as historic and unprecedented step in the country’s and indeed the world’s history, Mr Srinivas said that “The Legislators who have submitted their resignations for the cause of separate statehood should mount pressure on the Speakers to accept their resignations.”
He added that historic step will force the Centre to come down to Hyderabad and announce a favourable decision on Telangana state. “There was no need to go for New Delhi and holding consultations with the High Command,” Mr Srinivas said.
Talking to media persons at Assembly premises, Mr Srinivas, who had resigned from the Telugu Desam Party in support of the separate statehood agitation, reminded that his was the first resignation which had been accepted by the then Assembly Deputy Speaker.
Mr Srinivas had later joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
He advised the elected representatives to visit their respective constituencies only after their resignations were accepted. “Otherwise, the people of the region will not hail your resignations,” he pointed out.
The separate state protagonist further hailed MP Ponnam Prabhakar’s statement that the Congress would be named the prime accused in any hypothetical First Information Report if it fails to announce the formation of Telangana state.
Mr Srinivas added that the people of Telangana will give a red carpet welcome at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad to the Legislators who return from New Delhi after their resignations are accepted. “The MPs will be taken in a procession,” he said.