TRS Flays Centre Over Telangana Meet Invitation
TRS today took exception to the Centre inviting two representatives from each party to attend the all-party meeting convened on December 28 to discuss the Telangana statehood issue.

"Congress has exposed its unethical attitude by inviting two representatives from each party for the all-party meeting," TRS MLA and party President K Chandrasekhar Rao's son K T Rama Rao said.

The Centre has sent letters to the recognised parties in Andhra Pradesh -- Congress, BJP, CPI, CPI(M), Telugu Desam, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Lok Satta -- requesting them to attend the meeting in New Delhi.

The letter, sent by an Additional Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, requested the party Presidents to nominate two representatives to the meet, BJP sources said.

TRS feels it is not proper to invite two representatives from each party as they may present divergent views on regional lines like it happened in the past.

Seeking to mount pressure on the major parties in the state, the TRS leader demanded that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, State Congress President Botsa Satyanarayana and YSRCP Honorary President Y S Vijayamma attend the meeting themselves and specify their stance on the contentious issue.

TRS alleges these parties are playing opportunistic politics by actually not supporting the separate state demand though they say they are not against it.

Speaking at a meeting tonight, TRS president Chandrashekhar Rao also found fault with the Centre inviting two representatives from each party for the all party meeting.

He claimed that the meeting would not yield any concrete outcome as the two representatives would give divergent views on the issue.

He alleged that the Centre did not show any concern for the separate statehood demand though the agitation was organised in a number of ways including a 40-day-long strike by all sections of people last year.

He asked Congress MP G Vivek, who was also seated on the dais to join the pro-Telangana agitation.
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