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Naidu says yes to bifurcation, opposes manner of division

Naidu says yes to bifurcation, opposes manner of division
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Naidu Says Yes to Bifurcation, Opposes Manner of Division, Division of the State. The TDP on Tuesday reiterated its stand that it was not against the division of the State, but was opposing the manner in which the Centre was going ahead with the process of bifurcation.

  • Opposes manner in which Centre isgoing ahead with the process
  • Leaders of both the regions gavesuggestions for an amicable solution
  • Division only as per the fifth option ofthe Srikrishna Committee

The TDP on Tuesday reiterated its stand that it was not against the division of the State, but was opposing the manner in which the Centre was going ahead with the process of bifurcation, without ensuring equal justice to both the regions. In a six page letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the Congress party was using Telangana issue time and again for its political gains every general election.

If division becomes inevitable it should happen only as per the fifth option given by the Srikrishna Committee wherein it said that only after a consensus was arrived at between the people of Seemandhra and Telangana regions. Without that the Centre should not go ahead and divide the State, Naidu said. He said the Congress party took the decision to bifurcate the State in a hurry after seeing the success of TDP in the Panchayat elections. The Centre too took a hasty decision on bifurcation without a proper analysis of the likely outcome of the bifurcation.

Naidu said that the statements made by AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh about the merger of TRS with Congress and the manner in which CBI closed the investigation and facilitated grant of bail to YS Jaganmohan Reddy substantiates the charge made by TDP. He said the CWC decision to form Telangana state was taken without identifying and addressing the concerns of all the regions in the State and the process followed by the government was undemocratic. This had thrown the Seemandhra region into a state of shock and unprecedented protests followed.

The contradictory statements made by Digvijay Singh on seeking a resolution from the State Assembly only added to the confusion. Amidst this scenario, the GoM was constituted and it had sought opinion of some political parties. The statements of the parties which had submitted the recommendations to the GoM were “unrealistic and exaggerated and vindictive.” Such statements have been reigniting the fears and apprehensions among the people of both the regions. Naidu said, had the Centre given the factual situation based on figures and various studies including that of Srikrishna Committee report, such baseless claims could have been avoided. He demanded that the government address the issues immediately and give up its indifferent approach. Otherwise a situation would arise wherein it would result in “hatred” between the people of both the regions. Hence, he said, keeping in view of the current situation in the State, the Union should invite all the stake holders including the employees, students, farmers, and the JACs from all the regions and hold detailed consultation on all the contentious issues

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