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LS appeals to TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao to end fast

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) The Lok Sabha today appealed to TRS leader K Chandrashekar Rao, who has resigned as Labour Minister, to end his indefinite fast undertaken in a bid to force the Centre to accept the demand for immediately carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.

The appeal was made during zero hour when the TRS raised the Telangana demand through Mr Madhusudan Takkala Reddy and another member.

When Mr Reddy said the health of Mr Rao, suffering from hyper tension, was deteriorating, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said he was again making a request to the TRS leader to give up the fast, observed at Jantar Mantar on Parliament Street.

''The entire House joins me in the appeal,'' the Speaker said to the thumping of desks by members from all sections, apparently endorsing the view.

The issue of Telangana was of course there, the Speaker admitted.

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