Jaipal Reddy in controversy over Telangana remarks

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Jaipal Reddy
Hyderabad, Feb 20: Union Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy is facing a barrage of criticism from congress leaders for his comments on Telangana issue.

The senior Congress leader had made a statement on Feb 19 saying that the Telangana Bill will not be tabled in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament and Congress-led UPA government has not taken any final decision on the contentious Telangana issue so far.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders were shocked that such a seasoned leader had made such a statement on the contentious issue at the time when the party is taking the by-election win as a life-and-death issue for the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.

Sources said that Jaipal Reddy's controversial statement is likely to harm the Kiran Kumar Reddy government in forthcoming by-elections.

Earlier, the two Congress leaders had resigned from the party and joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Moreover, the two resigned leaders are now contesting as TRS candidates in the coming by-elections.

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