Nalgonda, Feb 1: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and former Union Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao today said development activities taken up by the Andhra Pradesh government would not be the solution of the demand for a separate Telangana state.
Addressing a public meeting organised by the TRS here, Mr Rao said: ''The development of the Telangana region is our civil right and the formation of Telangana state our birth right. The Telangana people want 'self governance' and 'self respect' with the bifurcation of the state.'' Alleging that Telangana Congress leaders were supporting Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who was opposing Telangana statehood, for getting Ministerial berths in the state Cabinet and contract works, he said people would teach lessons to the leaders, if they did not support Telangana in the next election.
Submitting the resignation papers of TRS MLAs, MPs and MLCs to party Ideologue Professor Jayashankar at the meeting, Mr Rao said people representatives would resign from the memberships on March 6, if the Congress High Command did not declare the formation of Telagnana before the deadline.
All sections of people, including students and youth, were supporting the TRS decision to quit from the memberships to intensify the Telangana movement, Mr Rao added.