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'Telangana to be granted in 2 weeks'

india Updated: Jul 14, 2011 23:44 IST
Ashok Das

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao told fasting Congress legislators on Thursday their party’s high command would make an announcement on the formation of Telangana in two weeks.

On the occasion of Rao’s visit to express solidarity with the Telangana cause, Congress leaders gave him a standing ovation and also wrapped a tri-colour Congress khanduwa (silk scarf) around his neck. Rao carried the scarf along with his party’s pink scarf throughout his stay there.

“We have reached the climax of the Telangana agitation. I have been getting information from New Delhi that the Centre would make an announcement on Telangana in the next two weeks. We need to remain united and drop our guns till our goal is achieved,” Rao said.

The 48-hour fast is in protest against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement that the issue concerning the new state of Telangana could not move an “inch” without the assembly's unanimous resolution.