Describing the passing of T-bill in the Lok Sabha as unconstitutional and undemocratic, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said the state division process is in total violation of the Constitution.
Speaking to reporters in Delhi, Naidu said: “The spirit of democracy has been killed. Such an important bill being passed with voice vote is very unfortunate. The Centre is behaving very irresponsibly.” Finding fault with opposition parties, especially the main opposition BJP, for not protesting against the manner in which the bill was forcibly passed, Naidu said the opposition had failed to safeguard the interests of the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Replying to a question, he said he was not worried about alliance with the BJP at a time when the state is in crisis.
“I met all the leaders of political parties and requested them to stop bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Unfortunately, no one was able to do anything as the Congress passed the bill in an undemocratic manner,” he said. The TDP does not have the numbers in the Lok Sabha. So, it was not able to do anything to stop the bill, he said.
“TDP is not against formation of Telangana state. We have given a letter in support of it and we have not taken any U-turn. But we wanted the Centre to address the concerns of the people of both the regions,” he said.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi was behaving like a dictator and took the decision against the will of the people of Andhra Pradesh. No one is happy with the division. Just because Congress has numbers in the House it overlooked the sentiments of the people,” he alleged.