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'Cong cheated people on carving out Telangana state'

india Updated: Jan 21, 2009 09:55 IST

Telugu actor and Chiranjeevi's youngest brother Pavan Kalyan on Tuesday lashed out at Congress for deceiving people of Telangana on carving out a separate state.

Launching his four-day tour of Karimnagar districton Tuesday, Pavan Kalyan, who is also the president of Praja Rajyam Party's youth wing Yuva Rajyam, said the Congress had one body but 1000 heads that spoke in different voices.

"One head favours Telangana while one sings the development song. Yet another head speaks a different voice. The party, that rode to power on the promise of granting statehood for Telangana region, has conveniently ignored the issue and cheated the people of the region," Pavan Kalyan alleged.

He also said the Congress lacked clarity on the Telangana issue. "It is, however, clear only one issue: not granting statehood for the region," Pavan Kalyan said.

Even the pro-Telangana outfit, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, failed to achieve anything for the region in the last four-and-a-half years.

"TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao launched a fast-unto-death near Jantar-Mantar in New Delhi vowing to achieve statehood for Telangana. But he could hardly sit on the fast for half-a-day," the Yuva Rajyam chief ridiculed.

He assured the people of the region that Praja Rajyam Party, if voted to power, would pass a resolution in the State Legislature for creation of Telangana.

"Only the PRP is very clear on the Telangana issue. We shall respect the wishes of the people of the region and leave no effort to fulfil their wishes," Pavan Kalyan promised.

Earlier, he visited the famous Hanuman temple at Kondagutta near Karimnagar and offered prayers before embarking on his tour.