Shiv Sena to oppose Telangana Bill

Shiv Sena to oppose Telangana Bill

Shiv Sena to oppose Telangana Bill, Chandrababu, Telangana Bill, Deve Gowda, Uddhav Thackeray . According to Naidu, Uddhav Thackeray promised him that his party would oppose the Telangana Bill in Parliament.

Hyderabad: TDP president N Chandrababu who has been meeting leaders of various national parties to garner support to see that the T Bill was put on hold till equal justice was done to all the regions, met Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai and former prime minister Deve Gowda in New Delhi on Wednesday.

According to Naidu, Uddhav Thackeray promised him that his party would oppose the Telangana Bill in Parliament. Naidu said Thackeray was also of the opinion that Congress, sitting in Delhi, was playing politics with the people of both Telangana and Seemandhra Chandrababu Naidu said bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was being done without taking the aspirations of the people of both regions into consideration.

Later addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Naidu said the Congress party should first convert its war room into a peace room, talk to leaders from both sides of the divide, convince them, clear their doubts and apprehensions, hold talks with all stakeholders and only then the process of division of the state should move forward. Naidu said whenever a new state was formed, the Centre had to go through proper procedures. “In the past, we had the States Reorganisation Commission, and various committes, but on Telangana the Centre did not take the people of both regions into confidence.

The TDP leader demanded Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and union ministers from Seemandhra leaders to explain why they were not meeting AICC president Sonia Gandhi and protest against the bifurcation of state. Sonia should explain why she was silent when the State was burning. Naidu said from the beginning the Congress started playing politics by dividing Telugu people. It had been promoting the TRS, which was ready to merge with the Congress after the formation after Telangana. Similarly in Rayalaseema and Andhra, Congress went into a secret deal with the YSR Congress, by allowing Jaganmohan Reddy to come out on bail.

The TDP leader also took strong exception to taking up important Bills in the last session of the present government. The normal practice was the Centre should only pass vote-on-account budget, he added.

Naidu said that his party would thwart all attempts being made by the Centre to introduce the T Bill in the ongoing session by uniting all opposition parties in the country

Asked about his plans on joining the NDA, Naidu said “ first we want the bifurcation issue to be settled, and then we will think about joining the NDA.” Replying to another question, Naidu clarified that the TDP had base both in Telangana and non-Telangana regions, and it wanted that the issue be resolved by taking the people of both regions into confidence.

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