Telengana: Cong MPs to join rail roko

Hyderabad: Telangana Congress MPs on Friday asserted that they would participate in the `rail roko` scheduled to be held in the region for three days from Saturday in support of the separate statehood demand, despite appeals from the party not to do so.

"We are participating in the rail roko," Congress Lok Sabha member G Vivek told PTI. He demanded that the state government postpone the Group-II examination for recruitment of various posts in the state government and stop the arrests of Telangana agitators. Earlier, some Telangana Congress MPs met state Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy and complained about the tough talk of state DGP to take action against those who crossed the limits during the rail blockade.

The comments of the DGP are provocative, Congress MP M Jagannath alleged. The state ministers should also take active part in the agitation, Congress MP Madhu Yashki Goud said. State Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana on Friday appealed the Congress MPs not to take part in the `rail roko`.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA and former minister Jupally Krishna Rao has submitted his resignation from the post in support of the Telangana demand. TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao demanded that the ministers quit in support of the separate statehood goal, party sources said.