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Maoists seek 'militant struggle' for Telangana

Source: PTI
December 26, 2009 17:46 IST
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Maoists on Saturday came out in support of a separate Telangana, asking the people of the region to 'wage a united militant mass struggle' to achieve the statehood.

Azad, the spokesperson of the Central Committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India - Maoist, said in a statement that a separate state of Telangana is an 'inalienable right' of the four crore people of the region.

He called for a 'united militant mass struggle' against the 'fascist Congress regime' and the 'betrayers in various political garbs to achieve' a separate Telangana.

Azad lashed out at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Telugu Desam party, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India – Marxist, saying, "They support Telangana only with the ulterior motive of gaining some mass base and converting it into their vote banks."

The Maoist leader also slammed the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, saying it wasted more than five years "begging Sonia (Gandhi) and lobbying in the corridors of the Parliament."

"The TRS and its leader K Chandrashekhar Rao are opposed from the very beginning to the people's agitation for achieving Telangana state. Their sole fear was that any mass agitation would become militant and slip out of their hands," Azad alleged.

Even the indefinite fast by KCR was a move aimed at keeping the movement under his control, he claimed.

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