Naidu wants firm footing in TS
TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu wants to hold firm ground in Telangana despite the recent episode of party senior leader A Revanth Reddy who was caught red-handed by the ACB offering bribe to a nominated MLA as part of cash for vote.
Vijayawada: TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu wants to hold firm ground in Telangana despite the recent episode of party senior leader A Revanth Reddy who was caught red-handed by the ACB offering bribe to a nominated MLA as part of cash for vote.
Addressing the huge gathering at the Nav Nirman Deeksha at the Benz Circle in Vijayawada on Tuesday, Naidu reiterated that Telangana today had become a surplus state only because of the developmental activities the TDP government had taken up in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. He explained how he had gone from place to place and country to country to promote brand Hyderabad and how he had converted it into an IT hub.
Naidu went on to explain in great detail how the Congress party ignored the plea of the TDP and the sentiments of the people of Andhra Pradesh and rushed through the AP State Re-Organisation Bill and passed it within half an hour amidst ruckus in Parliament. The then Central
government had closed the doors of the Lok Sabha and completed the formality of passing the bill amidst pandemonium in the House. It ignored the demands and suggestions made by various political leaders. “I was also there in the Central Hall and had been urging the Centre to follow proper procedure and do equal justice but the Congress was hell bent on rushing through the bill which had caused injustice to the residuary state.
If the Centre had followed the proper procedure bifurcation would not have been a sad day. He said the TDP had all along pleaded that representatives from both sides should be consulted and bifurcation should be done only after that. But the UPA government did not listen. This had resulted in certain contentious issues cropping up between the two Telugu-speaking states.
Naidu said that both the Andhra and Telangana States should adopt a friendly attitude of give and take policy for the development of both the Telugu regions.