TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday met DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at DMK HQ to canvass support on Telangana issue. Even as he maintained his ambivalent stand on the bifurcation, Naidu called for a consensus to be reached on the matter before proceeding with the bifurcation.
Naidu met Karunanidhi in the presence of his son MK Stalin and senior party leaders Durai Murugan and K Ponmudy. He said he was meeting the leaders of all political parties to explain the impropriety and ulterior motives of the Congress in pushing ahead with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. "I am neither supporting nor opposing the bifurcation. All I am saying is that the procedure the Congress is using is not correct, and is a violation of federal principles.
They are doing this for political gain," said Naidu. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with the DMK top brass. "These things have to be debated, discussed and sorted out. All I am saying is that if the bifurcation does not happen, Telangana has to be convinced. If the bifurcation happens, Seemandhra has to be convinced," he added.
Naidu however sidestepped questions over any of the leaders he has met so far have promised to support his cause in Parliament. He accused the Congress of 'spoiling the relationships between Telugu people', and said the TDP had taken upon itself the task of taking the Congress's improprieties to the public.