The resignations, sources said, are also meant to convey to the UPA government that the people of Telangana felt betrayed by its move to defer a call on the statehood demand despite Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s promise of an early decision.
Besides, the leaders said, they have no option but to quit as people are now directing their anger over being let down by the Congress towards them. The Telangana Joint Action Committee has called for boycott of all ministers from the region until they resign.
“We can’t continue like this. This delay is only inflaming passions and anger among Telangana people,” said MP G Vivek, who hosted fellow Congress MPs at his house to discuss the situation.
If the MLAs do resign, then the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government could be reduced to a minority.
Before they met at Vivek’s residence, Congress MPs, along with MLAs and activists, took part in protests in Hyderabad led by TJAC. The protesters clashed with the place when they were prevented from marching to the Secretariat and Raj Bhavan. At Osmania University too, students clashed with the police and pulled down the barricades meant to keep them in. At least 50 of them were arrested but released later.
TJAC has called for a shutdown Tuesday. “To start with, we are asking all Congress MPs and MLAs from the region to resign to increase pressure on the Centre. The protests and agitations will start all over again with increased intensity. There is no justification for the Centre to delay it further,” TJAC chief Prof M Kodandaram said after a meeting of political leaders, MPs and MLAs from Telangana. Congress leaders and several MPs were heckled by activists when they arrived for the meeting.
Making the matters worse for Congress ministers, MPs and MLAs, TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao has urged people to not allow them to visit their villages and towns until Telangana is made a state. “Target the Congressmen who are betraying people of Telangana. Don’t let them move around freely until they resign from their posts,” he said.
Meanwhile, a court in Ranga Reddy Monday directed police to register a case against Shinde and fellow minister P Chidambaram for making false promises to the people of Telangana.
More violent and intense fight required to create Telengana State.And in Telengana State, Congress must never ever be elected to govern Telengana.
Telangana congress MLAs or MPS will never quit. they have ways of avoiding it. a) they say they will quit at "right" or "appropriate" time. we never know when it is.b) they will give their resignation letters in an un acceptable format. c) they will never send their resignation letters to the speaker instead they send it to their italian maphia president. d) they will say that they are getting strong signals as regards telangana and that is why they are postponing their resignations. these are the regular parrot like sentences being used by telangana congress MLAs and MPs. congress is a curse on Indian politics. Indians are just waiting for the 2014 elections where Narendra Modi is going to emerge as the Prime Minister of India and will continue atleast for 15 years at a stretch. SO that India can get rid of italian maphia and its dirty games. Jai Bharat Mataki. mera bharat mahan.