Taking a dig at the growth of regional parties, former chief minister Nadendla Bhaskara Rao said that the they have become a threat to the stability of Central governments and advised them not to contest the Lok Sabha polls independently.
Speaking to mediamen at Gannvaram airport here on Friday, the senior Congress leader said it was his personal opinion and nothing much should be read out of it.
Elaborating his view, Bhaskar Rao lamented that the regional parties win four or five Lok Sabha seats and mount pressure on the party that comes to power at the Centre with the support of the regional parties to allot the cabinet berths to them.
He also said that the Centre is planning a legislation to prevent the regional parties from contesting Lok Sabha elections and added that it was better for the regional parties to confine themselves to their respective states.
Bhaskara Rao predicted that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance would come to power for the third consecutive time as the principal opposition BJP is battling it’s internal feuds.
When asked why he is maintaining silence on the division of the state, Bhaskar Rao said that he would react whenever it is necessary, as there is no need to raise voice on the issue now. Bhaskar Rao had visited Tenali in Guntur district Thursday.