Accusing the Congress of taking the people of Telangana for a ride in the name of core committee meeting, the BJP on Friday said the meeting was being held not for finalising the road map for bifurcation of the state but for preparing strategy for the 2014 general elections.
Speaking to newsmen here, senior BJP leader N Indrasena Reddy said the way the Congress leadership was making statements, it has become clear that once again the people of Telangana were being betrayed by the Congress. Congress affairs state in-charge Digvijaya Singh’s statement on Thursday has given enough hint that the party would not give Telangana, he said and added that the core committee meeting was just an eye wash and was being held to discuss the prospects of the Congress in the coming elections. “The Congress wants to bifurcate the state in such a manner that it could gain maximum poll benefit. Whichever option will help it to gain maximum seats in the coming elections it will go for it,” he remarked.
Even after Srikrishna Committee submitting its report on state bifurcation and the Centre taking views of all the parties the Congress was still discussing the issue in the core committee meeting. This shows that it was not serious about the issue, he alleged. ‘’Let the Congress place the Telangana bill in the parliament, the BJP will support it,’’ he remarked.
“The Congress has merged Hyderabad state with Andhra in 1956 so that it can contain the influence of the Communist parties in Telangana region. Now again to contain the growing influence of other parties it was bifurcating the state. The Congress has always played with the lives of the people for its selfish gains and now also it was doing the same,” he alleged.