Telangana Party Willing to Wait Until 2014

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Dec. 15 – The leading Telangana political party Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) said that it was willing to wait until 2014 for the promised Telangana state to become a reality.

A TRS leader was quoted in the Times of India as saying: ‘‘We would be very happy if it happens before that. But we know it’s not that simple and thus willing to wait until 2014, when the next general elections are due.’’ He said since the Congress had already agreed to the new state, there was no need to pressure it.

TRS leader and Sircilla MLA K. Tarakarama Rao said that according to the constitution, while the state assembly is necessary it is not binding on the government, on questions regarding the Congress’s stance that nothing can be done on the issue without the AP assembly passing a resolution.

He added: ‘‘There is regional polarization in Andhra Pradesh. It’s a divorce which can be amicable or bitter, as it is in this case. The government has to act like a court and declare the divorce.’’