TRS chief to meet Mulayam to seek support for Telangana
Hyderabad, Mar 26 (UNI) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Union Labour and Employement Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao today said he would meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) President Mulayam Singh Yadav next month to seek support for the formation of a separate Telangana state.
Speaking at a meeting of the TRS state executive here, Mr Rao said the TRS had already met NCP and JMM leaders and sought the support from the political parties which had 'wholeheartedly' extended their support. Mr Mulayam would also extend his support for Telangana, he claimed.
Expressing confidence that the bill for Telangana would be introduced in Parliament during the session in May, Mr Rao said the BJP had already announced its decision that it would support the bill.
Stating that the AICC President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi should take steps to introduce the bill at the earliest, he said it would be passed with a clear majority with the support of BJP and other like-minded parties.
Later, TRS spokesperson Madhusudhana Chari said TRS would organise a public meeting on April 27 in the city, in which about five lakh people from Telangana region would participate.
He said the TRS would organise padayatra from the second week of April to protest against the construction of Polavaram project on Godavari river which would displace the tribals in Khammam district and submerge the agency areas.
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