Andhra: TDP likely to adopt pro-Telangana stance

Party president Chandrababu Naidu said he will soon come out with a decision in favour of state’s bifurcation.

Published: 07th April 2012 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:27 PM   |  A+A-


TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu tries out a camera at the inauguration of ZZ‘Photo Expo-2012’ in Hyderabad on Friday. (EPS)

HYDERABAD: Reiterating that his party is not against formation of a Telangana state, Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu has said he is speaking with party leaders on the Telangana statehood demand and will soon come out with a decision in favour of state’s bifurcation.

Addressing an extended committee meeting of the party here on Friday, Naidu said held the Congress responsible for the uncertainty and asked the central government to take a quick decision on the matter. “The Congress is in power in the state and at the Centre, and it has to clear the political impasse in the state. Instead of ending the problem, the Congress is slinging mud on the TDP.”

Naidu said that though the TDP lost in the recent byelections in the Telangana region, the party cadre put up a spirited fight. He demanded that the State government honour the assurances given to government employees after they called off the Sakala Janula Samme and drop all cases registered against students in both in all the regions. Urging the youth not to commit suicide, he said “Suicides cannot solve any problem.”  

On alleged differences among Congress leaders, Naidu ridiculed that the high command treated  warring leaders chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana as school children and took classes for them. “Ghulam Nabi Azad is behaving like a super CM. The Congress high command is running the show from Delhi. The situation reminds one of the 1978-83 and 1989-94 days,” Naidu remarked.

Kiran Kumar Reddy’s government was neck-deep in corruption and smuggling in the precious red sanders wood was being carried out from the chief minister’s constituency of Pileru, Naidu alleged.


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