Hyderabad, Dec 24: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti has called for a 48-hour shutdown in the region alleging that the central government had betrayed its promise on the formation of the separate state.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dec 23, K Chandrasekhra Rao said that the Centre had put the Telangana issue on the backburner.
"People of Telangana have been once again betrayed. The statement has no clarity and no time frame," he said.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, also announced that all public representatives from village level bodies to the parliament from the region would quit enmasse. "We all will come under one banner and line up to submit our resignations," he said.
"Even before Chidambaram made the statement, police imposed prohibitory orders in Telangana districts but in other regions there were no such orders and every party was allowed to protest in the manner they liked," he said
"Rosaiah should withdraw these orders otherwise you will face a volatile situation. You will have no moral authority to continue as your government will be reduced to minority after we submit our resignations," he added.
Tension prevailed around Osmania University campus as students came out on streets raising slogans against the government. They damaged 10 buses and shopkeepers downed shutters in Tarnaka area near the campus.