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Telangana Congressmen support advocates on quota issue

Several Congress leaders from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh today supported the demand of Telangana advocates for a 42 per cent share in various posts in judiciary.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2010 21:43 IST

Several Congress leaders from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh today supported the demand of Telangana advocates for a 42 per cent share in various posts in judiciary.

"42 per cent share in recruitment of government pleaders and standing counsels is justified. When such a big agitation is going on, what is wrong in making the present Advocate General resign and appoint someone from Telangana to the post?," Congress MP from Nalgonda G Sukhender Reddy told reporters here.

Regretting that no person from Telangana has been made the Advocate General since the formation of the state, IT Minister K Venkata Reddy said he would speak to Chief Minister K Rosaiah and get the demands of the Telangana advocates accepted.

"The point that none from Telangana has been Advocate General in the last 60 years is bothering all of us. We will speak to the Chief Minister to get the demand of 42 per cent share in judiciary accepted," he said.

Meanwhile, Congress Whip S Sailajanath said Rayalaseema region is the biggest loser as the state High Court should have been set up in Kurnool as per the agreements reached at the time of the state's formation.

"If anyone is to be agitated, it is we from Rayalaseema. As per the agreements of those days, High Court should have been set up in Kurnool. We are keeping quiet and others (Telangana) are speaking a lot," he said.