Is there any stand, KTR asks Naidu

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Is There Any Stand, KTR Asks Naidu. Even parties that opposed the division also appeared before the GoM, but surprisingly TDP avoided meeting the GoM. Chandrababu Naidu must explain whether he is for opportunism, integration or for Seemandhra.

• It was Naidu who wanted all-party meet

• When it was convened, he stayed away

• One wonders what TDP’s T stance is

• For what reason did he launch Delhi fast?

New Delhi: TRS leader K T Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR, on Wednesday dared TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to spell out his stand on Telangana. The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana had invited all the eight recognized political parties to give their views on Telangana.

Even parties that opposed the division also appeared before the GoM, but surprisingly TDP avoided meeting the GoM. Chandrababu Naidu must explain whether he is for opportunism, integration or for Seemandhra.

As a political party, it was his responsibility to rise to the occasion. Otherwise, he may as well wind up his political outfit and quit as Leader of Opposition. “There is no comparison between Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao,” he said. While Naidu was changing his positions repeatedly on Telangana, in order to remain in power, KCR resigned as a Union Cabinet Minister for the sake of Telangana.

Naidu who staged a hunger-strike in the capital failed to explain why he had taken the step in the first place, criticized KTR.

KTR reminded Naidu that it was he who had demanded the all-party meeting, and when it was convened, he chose to give it a miss.

He also referred to media reports that Naidu tried his level best to block the Congress decision on bifurcation of Andhra on July 30. On July 28 and 29, Naidu, he said, was calling up senior Congress leaders and trying unsuccessfully to block the decision on Telangana.

This was nothing new, he said, as Naidu had done a similar U-turn on BJP. In 2004, Naidu snapped his ties with the BJP, describing his earlier-tie-up as a historical blunder and said he would never tie up again with the BJP.

Now, the same Naidu was bending over backwards to reach out to the BJP and enter into an electoral alliance.
KTR rebutted the criticism that the Antony Committee did not visit Hyderabad.

Whether Antony Committee visited Hyderabad or the leaders met it in Delhi was only a matter of detail. “What is more important is conveying views to the Centre, in which Naidu failed,” he said.

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