Talking to the media, he said if the Congress president Sonia Gandhi assures that she would concede Telangana with Hyderabad, TRS merger would be done within one minute. He said it was Sonia, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi or AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad who should talk about merger and not Madhu Yashki or V Hanumanta Rao.
Harish Rao also expressed his anger at Congress MP Undavalli Arun Kumar. He has alleged that the MP insulted even Mahatma Gandhiji by stating that it was because of the Nehru family that the country attained independence. He demanded an unconditional apology from Undavalli for insulting Gandhiji.