BJP MP M Venkiah Naidu has taken strong objection to Revolutionary Writers Association leader P Varavara Rao’s remarks linking the Telangana statehood demand to the demand for Kashmir’s secession from India.
Talking with reporters here on Sunday, the BJP leader said, “Rao’s remarks are totally objectionable. He insulted the people of Telangana by comparing their movement with the Kashmir militancy which was sponsored by Pakistan.’’
Naidu said Telangana people’s movement was for an overall development of their region and their own prosperity but in Jammu and Kashmir terrorist organisations, aided and abetted by Pakistan, were challenging India’s sovereignty and demanding a separate country.
He said Rao dared to make such hasty because of his close links with Maoists. “The BJP does not want to react to statements of Naxal sympathisers like Varavara Rao who do not have people’s support in society but is forced to react because of media coverage.
Reacting to civil and human rights activists’ protest over Afzal Guru’s hanging, Naidu the government should, in fact, explain the delay in the execution of court’s sentence.
“The apex court dismissed the civil rights organisations’ demand on Guru. The government should enact and implement stringent laws to protect the country’s sovereignty and integrity,” Naidu said quoting the judge’s remarks.
Had the securitymen not repulsed the terror attack and sacrificed their own lives, nearly a hundred MPs would have been dead by now pushing the country and democracy into a serious crisis, the BJP leader said.