Civil war like situation in Andhra Pradesh: TDP - The New Indian Express

Civil war like situation in Andhra Pradesh: TDP

Published: 12th August 2013 05:39 PM

Last Updated: 12th August 2013 05:39 PM

Accusing Congress of resorting to "autocratic" approach in announcing creation of Telangana and taking the decision in "haste", TDP MP Y S Chawdhury on Monday said the step has led to a civil war like situation in the state.

"It is an unfortunate decision announced in an autocratic manner. The Congress communicated the decision in a hasty manner," he said, initiating a short duration discussion on Telangana issue.

He said the decision was not in sync with the Sri Krishna Committee report and the report was not taken into consideration while bifurcating the state. "The eighth chapter of the report was kept confidential," he said.

Chawdhury, who has been protesting the decision and has remained seated in the Well ever since the Monsoon session began on August 5, said people who have contributed to the development of Hyderabad and made it their home are living in "jittery" due to the utterances of some political leaders.

"A civil war is going on in AP. Is it not an unholy approach of Congress on the issue to cover-up its mistakes," he posed.

He demanded that the agenda and supporting documents placed before Congress on July 30 while taking the decision to bifurcate the state should be made public. Besides, he wondered whether the 40 minutes taken by UPA in arriving at the decision to split the state was enough for such an issue.

He objected to a suggestion of Congress leader in charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh that handling of law and order in Hyderabad should be on Delhi model where it is done by the Centre.

He said the proposed Bill for creation of Telangana should be supported by a financial memorandum.

Chawdhury, however, could not complete his statement as the House was adjourned by the Chair for 30 minutes over his insistence of being allowed to speak beyond the alloted time.

Earlier, the House was adjourned for 15 minutes shortly after it convened at 3 PM as there was din created by Opposition benches on Robert Vadra's land deal issue. Besides, CPI-M member K N Balagopal, who raised the solar scam issue in Kerala, stormed the Well with a banner.

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