Chandrasekhar Rao embarks on tour to garner statehood support

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Hyderabad, Nov 22 (UNI) Amid reports of break-up of alliance with the opposition Telugu Desam Party(TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao began an eight-day 'Jai Telangana Jaithra Yatra' from the remote Girian hamlet travelling across eight assembly constituneices in Adilabad and Karimnagar Districts to drum up support for statehood.

With a cavalcade of vehicles in tow, the TRS President launched the tour, which he claimed was never undertaken earlier so intensely by any of his political rivals despite their feigned love for the tribals.

''It is a crucial point of history for Telangana'', the TRS President claimed during the roadside meetings along the charted route taking him through Manchiryal, Kazipet and Mandamarri to reach Dandepalli on November 26, the day when the Congress core committee on Telangana meets in New Delhi on the crucial statehood issue.

After its vituperative and no holds bar attack against the Congress, Mr Rao, of late, has toned down contending that the Congress led UPA government at the Centre was willing to concede statehood for Telangana, in an apparent attempt to stress that the high command would bypass the alleged political opposition in the party for separate Telangana.

Earlier in the day he passed through the contours of the Chevella Pranahitha project, India's largest lift irrigation scheme, which the Rajasekhara Reddy Government planned to bring river Godavari waters, with a massive investment of about Rs 33,000 crore to augment the drinking water needs as per the demand of the people of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and irrigation to farm lands en route.

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