TDP differs on letter to Centre on Telangana

Published: 26th August 2012 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2012 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

The TDP has decided to submit a fresh letter to the Centre, clarifying its stance on the state’s bifurcation demand.

Telangana Telugu Desam Forum convener E Dayakar Rao said here on Saturday that his party had already taken a decision in support of the demand for creation of Telangana state, and it was reiterated by NTR’s son and film star Balakrishna.

 In the coming days the party would submit a fresh letter to the Centre, he said and hoped that it would clear any misgivings and make the party’s stance on the issue more clear.

 “MLAs like Keshav should not speak before the media against the party’s decisions’’ Dayakar Rao said.

 Notwithstanding Dayakar Rao’s assertion, TDP leaders from the three regions continue to express different opinions, creating a sort of confusion among the party cadre.

 Party MLA Payyavula Keshav, who hails from Anantapur district in the Rayalaseema region, said the TDP had not taken any decision in support of Telangana statehood.

 He also said that the party did not take any final decision on submitting a fresh letter to the Union government on the issue.

 He said his party was just committed to the welfare of the Telugu people.

 Party leaders and cadre from the Krishan delta area staged a dharna at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Saturday demanding that the government release water from the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir to the delta for irrigation.

 All important leaders in coastal Andhra took part in the protest.

 Interestingly, Telangana leaders are opposed to release of Krishna water to the delta but want it for their region.

 Party general secretary and Rayala Seema Parirakshana Samithi (RSPS) president Byreddi Rajasekhar Reddy is holding people’s convention in the state capital on Sunday.


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