TDP leader dares KCR to die for Telangana

TDP leader dares KCR to die for Telangana

Amid high drama, the police on Saturday arrested a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator who wanted to hang himself for a separate Telangana state, provided Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao also joined him.

M Narasimhulu, another party leader E Dayakar Rao and their supporters were arrested at Telangana martyrs’ memorial at Gun Park in front of the state Assembly.

Accusing TRS chief of betraying the cause of Telangana and blaming him for the suicide of 700 people, the TRS legislator dared him to hang himself. He alleged that KCR, as the TRS chief is popularly known, entered into a secret deal with the Congress party to end the mass strike in Telangana.

As some youth leaders of TRS also left the party office for Gun Park, stating that they were ready to hang themselves, there was apprehension of a clash between the two groups. Police swung into action to arrest the TDP legislators.

Police also arrested TRS lea­ders and activists who reached Gun Park to stage a protest against Narasimhulu.

TRS leader Harish Rao told reporters that if anyone should be hanged for betraying Telangana, it is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. The legislator alleged that Naidu, who had promised separate state in 2009 elections, went back on his word after the centre announced its decision to initiate the process for formation of Telangana state.

The war of words between the two parties is likely to intensify further in view of the coming by-elections for six assembly seats in the region.  Agencies

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