Telangana is on right track, says Diggy

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Telangana is on right track, says Diggy. AICC general secretary in charge of State affairs Digvijay Singh on Friday asserted that the process of forming Telangana State was on right track and the Bill would reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday along with the opinions and affidavits of the legislators.

Hyderabad: AICC general secretary in charge of State affairs Digvijay Singh on Friday asserted that the process of forming Telangana State was on right track and the Bill would reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday along with the opinions and affidavits of the legislators.

Talking to the media, Singh said that there would be no going back on bifurcation. He also ruled out the possibility of any legal hurdles in the process following the adoption of the resolution moved by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy rejecting the Telangana Bill on Thursday. Digvijay said the Congress party would not change its stand on the Telangana issue just as the way other political parties had done.
“If they change their stand it is up to them but the Congress would not go back on Telangana. There is no question of looking back,” he stated.
He said that his party was in touch with the BJP, which had made it clear that there was no deviation from its stand that it would support the Telangana Bill in Parliament. Asked if he was sure that the Bill would be passed during this session, Digvijay said, “Let’s see. We hope so.”
When asked about the belligerent stand of Kiran Reddy, Digvijay Singh said that the Centre would take into account all the issues raised by ‘CM Saheb’ like the problems that would arise from sharing of water, power issues, education and employment problems for youth from Seemandhra who had been staying in Hyderabad.
“We will provide security to people from Seemandhra who have settled down in Hyderabad for 10 years. Seemandhra students can have access to education and employment in Hyderabad. The Centre would take up Polavaram project and will take care of the displaced persons under the project,” Digvijay said. However, the AICC general secretary, who till Thursday had adopted a soft stand towards Kiran, expressed his annoyance when he said Kiran and the Seemandhra leaders, who had been saying that division of the state would create more problems than it could solve, should have raised the issues before the CWC took the decision. “Why didn't the Chief Minister raise these issues before the decision was taken,” he asked.
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