CM's remarks provocative: K Jana Reddy
Finding fault with chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for asking the Congress high command to reconsider its decision on Telangana, panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy has appealed to every Congress functionary to abide by the decision of the party’s working committee.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, he said the decision on Telangana was taken after prolonged deliberations in tune with the party’s announcements in 2004 and 2009. ‘’The CWC was clear as to why it took the decision. It was in accordance with the announcements of former chief ministers YS Rajasekhara Reddy and K Rosaiah. Every Congress leader agreed to abide by whatever decision the party high command would take and now they should abide by it.’’
Stating that he was hurt by chief minister’s statements and stance, Jana Reddy insisted that chief minister as a Congress functionary had to abide by the party high command’s decision. He recalled that the chief minister had said on the Assembly floor that he would abide by the Centre’s decision on T.
The senior Congressman said Kiran’s comments were provocative in nature and would further widen the chasm between the peoples of Seemandhra and Telangana. ‘’Though we were insulted and booed, whenever we visited different parts of Telangana, we had followed the party diktat. We have waited patiently for the decision hoping it will be in our favour but never criticised the party leadership. It is rather unfortunate that same is not being followed by leaders of other regions.’’
Taking exception to the chief minister highlighting only the problems of one region and not the other, he demanded to know whether the problems of the other region were not worth his consideration. ‘’If problems were to be mentioned by him, he could have mentioned problems of both the regions, but siding with only one side and speaking in a way that would create apprehensions among people of other side was not proper,’’ he said.
Jana Reddy said state’s division was the solution to the problems at hand and would not create problems. ‘’If there are any problems that would come because of division, let them be discussed and find solution.’’ He also found fault with CM’s comments against AICC state affairs in-charge Digvijaya Singh. He called for the parting as brothers and work together for Telugu pride.