Stop attending duties: Jeevan to T ministers

Hyderabad, August 31: Former minister and senior Congress leader T Jeevan Reddy asked the Telugu Desam Party MLAs from Telangana to behave like a real opposition party.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Jeevan Reddy said that the TDP’s Telangana Forum MLAs must not emulate what the Congress leaders are doing. He said it was improper for the Forum members to wait for the Congress to resign first for the Telangana. Despite having 33 members, the TDP’s T-Forum looks spineless, he said.

The Forum members should take some lessons from Nagam Janardhan Reddy who is spearheading the movement single-handedly, he advised. Or at least, the Forum should behave like the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The TRS with just 11 MLAs dictates its terms on Telangana to the ruling parties, said. The TDP MLAs from the region should come out of an inferiority complex and behave like a strong opposition party, the former Minister advised.

Jeevan Reddy also asked the cabinet ministers from Telagnana to stop attending official duties. He said if all the Telangana ministers resolve unanimously that they won’t cooperate with the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Centre would be forced to take an immediate decision on Telangana. He said the Telangana ministers’ decision to rejoin duties have diluted the intensity of Telangana movement which was prevalent on July 4 when all elected representatives resigned from their posts.

Jeevan Reddy reiterated that it was former Chief Minister K Rosaiah who stalled the Telangana resolution and described the agitation as street fights.