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First resolve all issues: CM

First resolve all issues: CM
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First Resolve All Issues: CM. As days pass by, more and more problems will surface, which the Centre is still unable to comprehend at the moment, he said.

• Says he respects T sentiment • refutes Diggy stance that he has fallen in line • Asserts growth possible only in united State • Urges resolution of all issues before moving further • If not, T will suffer more than a Seemandhra, he warns

New Delhi: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday declared that he respected the sentiment of Telangana but he was only demanding that all issues should be addressed, before proceeding in the matter. Telangana would suffer more than Seemandhra in case of division of the State and that is why he wanted the Centre and the Congress High Command to rethink its decision on the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

As days pass by, more and more problems will surface, which the Centre is still unable to comprehend at the moment, he said. Interacting with the media after his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek relief package for the Phailin Cyclone damage recently in Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Reddy said he differed from the assessment of AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh that he had fallen in line and was inclined to the creation of Telangana.

Asserting that it may be the personal opinion of Digvijay Singh, Kiran Reddy declared, “I have never changed my stand or view on the division of Andhra Pradesh.”

Flanked by APCC President Botcha Satyanarayana, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi, HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju, Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaka Lakshmi, Andhra Pradesh Ministers Ghanta Srinivas Rao, Parthasarathy and Shailajanath and MPs Sai Pratap and Ananta Venkatram Reddy, among others, Kiran Reddy said that it is a view shared by all of them. The Chief Minister said he always believed that development was possible only in united Andhra Pradesh.

Kiran Reddy said nowhere were such huge problems ever witnessed, like having to divide two rivers between two States and dividing projects between two States. Nowhere was division along 300 km, he explained. He elaborated on the kind of problems that could crop up soon, in case the Centre persisted with its decision to go ahead with bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

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