Furious Chandrashekar Rao dubs govt's meet on Telangana a 'drama', calls for 'bandh'

Telangana tussle

Unhappy with the outcome of the meeting convened by Centre on Telangana issue, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekar Rao today termed it as a "futile exercise" while announcing a Telangana bandh tomorrow to protest against the Government's attitude towards the demand for a separate state.

"It is thoroughly hopeless meeting, useless meeting. Nothing has come out of this meeting. And he did not show any roadmap or any thing. It was a futile meeting. In fact, nothing has come out of this meeting. I am quite dissatisfied. We are not satisfied at all," KCR told mediapersons after the meeting.

Rao, the political face of the Telangana separate statehood agitation for the past few years, said he was just "not satisfied" with the Centre's announcement that a decision will be taken in a month's time.

"They said like this not less than thousand times. Who are going to believe them? Having called the all-party meeting, he would have said within a week. He should have said that he would talk to the Prime Minister after today''s meeting. Do we really require one month''s time? This is all drama. They have been playing the drama and they are continuing it," he added.

"They have not fulfilled their promises. They have cheated the people of Telangana again.They lied so many times. We don''t believe them. Now, I have announced a Telangana bandh tomorrow," he said.," he told reporters after coming out of the meeting chaired by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde here.

The meeting, which was attended by representatives from registered political parties in Andhra Pradesh, saw all parties sticking to their know stands. While TRS supported the creation of a separate Telangana, Congress, TDP and YSR Congress remained ambivalent on their stands.

Calling the meeting a "futile exercise", the TRS chief announced a day-long Telangana bandh tomorrow to condemn the Centre's attitude against the people of the region in Andhra Pradesh.

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