HYDERABAD: BJP Telangana state unit president G Kishan Reddy appealed to TRS leaders not to launch a broadside against the Centre over Section 8. He said the TRS heaping criticism on the Centre was unwarranted.
Interacting with press persons here on Thursday, he said: “The Centre has not yet made any announcement, or gave any indication that it would invoke Section 8 in Hyderabad. Then why make it an issue?”
He said it was strange to see TDP leaders announcing that the Centre was gearing up for invocation of Section 8, and TRS reacting to those comments.
He clarified that the Telangana BJP was against invocation of the contentious provision of the AP Reorganisation Act and said such a move would again disrupt peace in both states.
The BJP leader criticised both TDP and TRS in same breath for portraying cash-for-vote scam and Section 8 issues as issues concerning people.
“These are basically issues between TRS and TDP but not between people of Telangana and AP. So stoking regional passions again means inviting trouble in both states,” he added.
BJP Meet on 40 yrs of Emergency
BJP will organise a meet to commemorate the 40 years of imposition of Emergency, which was imposed on June 25, 1975 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, at Keshava Memorial school, Narayanaguda on Friday.
Union ministers B Dattatreya and Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP State unit president G Kishan Reddy will attend the programme. Leaders, who were arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the emergency, will be felicitated in the programme.