Rangareddy District court in Hyderabad on Monday, Jan 28 asked LB Nagar police to register the case of cheating against the ministers. Both ministers have been accused of duping the people of the region deferring the decision of separate statehood of Telangana.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who had in Dec 2012 set a one-month deadline for a decision, said that the consultation process was underway. "It may take a little more time to reach a final decision," Shinde said in a brief statement in Delhi on Sunday.
Citing the heat of the recent move of the Centre government, Congress leader Keshav Rao was quoted as saying, "I'm disappointed with the delay, it is hard to swallow this. People have lost faith. I feel the party is trying to buy time."
According to sources, mass protests are likely to continue in the state. A group of pro-Telangana protesters had a clash with police at Indira Park on Monday morning.
Demanding resignation of Congress MLAs and MLCs from the Telangana region, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has threatened to intensify protests in the state.
Earlier on Sunday, a group of pro-Telangana activists had gheraoed three Congress leaders of the region and allegedly pelted stones at their vehicles.
A group of pro-Telangana activists raised slogans against Congress MPs -- Ponnam Prabhakar and G Vinod -- as well as senior party leader K Keshava Rao when they went to Indira Park to express solidarity with protesters staging a 36-hour 'samaradeeksha' protest over the Telangana statehood issue.
Meanwhile, the Osmania University (OU) students - JAC also demanded resignations of Congress leaders. After being denied permission to take out a rally from the OU campus, the protesting students hurled stones at police near NCC gate. It has also given a bandh call in Telangana region for Tuesday, Jan 29.