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Withdraw forces from Telangana: Cong MPs

india Updated: Dec 29, 2010 15:47 IST

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After forcing the Andhra Pradesh government to lift all criminal cases registered against students, Congress MPs from the region are now pressing on chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to withdraw Central paramilitary forces, deployed in the state.

The Telangana MPs, led by state Congress MPs Forum convenor Ponnam Prabhakar, met the chief minister in his camp office on Wednesday and placed the demand that all Central para-military forces, positioned for law and order in the aftermath of the submission of Justice Srikrishna Committee report, be withdrawn from the region forthwith.

"The flag marches being conducted by the CRPF, CISF and BSF personnel in towns and villages of Telangana are creating a scary atmosphere among the people. Since there is no threat to law and order, the forces should be withdrawn immediately. They may be deployed only in case of any trouble," the MPs told the CM even as they thanked him for conceding their demand for withdrawal of criminal cases against protestors.

"We told him that there is no need for deployment of Central forces in such huge numbers, as there is no threat to peace after the Srikrishna Committee report is submitted," the MPs told newsmen after their meeting with the Reddy.

A few Telangana MLAs and MLCs were also part of the delegation.

MPs Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Manda Jagannadham, G Vivek, Rajaiah, MLC P Sudhakar Reddy and others were present.