BJP not to submit suggestions to GoM - The New Indian Express

BJP not to submit suggestions to GoM

Published: 09th November 2013 08:28 AM

Last Updated: 09th November 2013 08:28 AM

The BJP, while reiterating its commitment for creation of Telangana state with 10 districts and Hyderabad as its capital, made it clear on Friday that it would not submit its suggestions to the Group of Ministers (GoM) until the Centre comes out with its views on the terms of reference on state bifurcation.

The party instead of submitting its suggestions on bifurcation to GoM chairman AK Antony has sent a letter to Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is also a member of the GoM, asking the Centre to clarify its stand on the terms of reference.

Speaking to reporters, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy, Nagam Janardhan Reddy and Bandaru Dattatreya said that the GoM is totally in a state of confusion on the issue of bifurcation and was changing its stance everyday.

“Neither the Congress Working Committee (CWC) nor the GoM has clarity on the terms of reference and were confusing the political parties of the state. Let them first come out with their views on the terms of reference then we will respond to each  issue,” Kishan Reddy said.

The Congress is not able to bring consensus among its leaders and was asking other parties to express their views on terms and reference. What kind of national party is this which do not have control over its  members, he wondered.

“On one hand the chief minister who is supposed to convince his party leaders is himself revolting against the party’s decision and was also provoking the people of the Seemandhra region. On the other hand Congress leaders from Telangana region are busy taking out victory rallies in the region. What message the Congress leaders want to give to the people of the state,” he asked.

“The GoM has called for an all-party meeting on November 12 and 13 and is giving just 20 minutes to each party to present their views. Is the GoM serious about the exercise?” he wondered.

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