No use dragging bifurcation issue: Jayaprakash
The issue of state bifurcation needs to be settled permanently as soon as possible after a thorough discussion on the Floor of the Assembly on the development of all regions and ‘economic security’ of the people of Seemandhra region living in Hyderabad city, said Lok Satta Party national president Jayaprakash Narayan here Saturday.
Addressing a press conference, he said that dragging the issue would only harm Telugu people and appealed to the striking government employees to attend offices as continuation of the agitation would not only ruin their careers but also affect the common people.
Jayaprakash Narayan demanded that the Union government take statutory measures for providing economic security, employability in both the public and private sectors for the people of Seemandhra as nearly 33 lakh Seemandhra people were living in Hyderabad city.
He also asked the Centre to take legal steps for sharing of the revenues generated from Hyderabad. He also demanded clarity on water-sharing between the regions and a special package and water allotment to the Rayalaseema region.
Though he blamed the Congress Party for the present turmoil in the state, he also held former chief ministers -- late YS Rajashekara Reddy and Nara Chandrababu Naidu - responsible for the revival of the Telnagana movement. “Whatever is to be done to resolve the issue for the well-being of Telugus is to be done at the earliest - be it division of the state or keeping the state united,’’ he added.