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Gaddar vows not to return home without achieving Telangana state

india Updated: Oct 05, 2010 22:07 IST
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Revolutionary balladeer Gaddar, who is set to launch a new political outfit Saturday, Tuesday vowed not to return home till the goal of a separate Telangana state is achieved.

The Maoist sympathiser told reporters in Warangal that he would leave his house for the people of Telangana Oct 9. "I will not see my house till separate Telangana is formed," said Gaddar.

The folk artist said the Telangana Praja Front (TPF) would achieve a separate state through mass struggle. The immediate goal of the outfit will be to pressurize all the parties to move and pass a bill in parliament for granting separate statehood to the region.

Gaddar, who appears set to wrest the leadership of the movement from K. Chandrasekhara Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), said the parties fighting for Telangana failed to take the movement to its logical conclusion after Dec 9.

It was on Dec 9 last year that the central government had agreed to initiate the process for formation of Telangana state but following protests in other regions of the state, backtracked and constituted the Srikrishna Committee to look into the issue.

"What the leaders who got elected with the sacrifices of Telangana martyrs have done for achieving the goal of Telangana," asked Gaddar without naming the TRS leader.

"Is it wrong if I take up the work which the MPs and MLAs (legislators) have failed to do," asked Gaddar while referring to the criticism from some parties to his plans.