Cong, TDP Rayalaseema MLAs object to KCR's remarks

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Hyderabad, Feb 20 (UNI) Congress and TDP legislators from Rayalaseema today took strong objection to the 'derogatory' remarks made by Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) President K Chandrasekhara Rao against the people and leaders of the region.

Addressing mediapersons in the Assembly Premises, TDP legislators led by Mr P Keshav demanded an unconditional apology from Mr Rao for his remarks 'insulting the people of the region.' He said Mr Rao had no right to talk about people who were not part of the Telangana agitation. Even those from the region expressed their displeasure over his statements.

At a separate press conference, Congress legislators led by E Prathapa Reddy asked Mr Rao to withdraw the ''undemocratic'' remarks against the people of the region.

Mr Reddy said Mr Rao was trying to instigate the people of various regions as he had lost the confidence of people of Telangana in the ongoing agitation for a separate State.

He said people and leaders of Rayalaseema would have no objection if Mr Rao made any statements on Telangana agitation.

The Rayalaseema people and leaders were in favour of united Andhra Pradesh and if there was any division in the state, the government should consider the demand for 'greater Rayalaseema' also, he said.

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