Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said a 'civil war' might occur if the Sri Krishna Committee fails to grant separate statehood to Telangana.
"How can the Centre go back on what it said in Parliament? They have appointed Sri Krishna committee because there are objections from non-Telangana regions," he said.
"Our goal is separate Telangana. If we get Telangana, it is fine. Otherwise, when there is no other way for people, unnatural incidents would happen. It may lead to a civil war," he said, addressing the party conclave on the occasion of the party's ninth formation day on Wednesday.
"Civil war does not mean that people would take up arms. It means lawlessness would arise and that there would be an atmosphere of anger," he said.
The TRS president had stated earlier too that a 'civil war' would occur if Telangana state is not formed after the Sri Krishna committee submitted its report to the Centre.
The party has passed a resolution earlier that Telangana people would not accept anything other than statehood for the region. Dismissing the criticism of Telugu Desam Party leaders that he would merge the TRS with Congress in return for formation of Telangana, Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that TRS would retain its identity and existence even if Telangana is formed.