I will abide by party decision on T: Kavuri
The Union Minister for Textiles, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said he had not changed his personal opinion on the question of keeping the State united but as...
The Union Minister for Textiles, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said he had not changed his personal opinion on the question of keeping the State united but as a member of the Cabinet he would abide by the government's decision. Talking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Kavuri said there could be differences between the thinking of father and son, mother and daughter but they don't quarrel and at some stage arrive at a compromise solution. Asked if this means that he was retracting from his earlier statement that he would oppose bifurcation tooth and nail and if Andhra Pradesh was split into two states many more such demands would crop up from other states, he explained, being a central minister, he cannot be expected to participate in any agitation for a united state as a village sarpanch would do. He also skipped the meeting of Samaikya Andhra leaders held on Friday at ministers' quarters. Kavuri, however, said that this does not mean that he has some clue on what the Congress High command was thinking about Telangana imbroglio. He said as Eluru MP he at heart is an integrationist but as union minister and Congress party member he is duty bound to abide by whatever decision the party takes. What he said has not gone down well with the Samaikya Andhra JAC. It warned Kavuri that its members would not allow him to enter Andhra. The members said it was shocking to note that Kavuri remembered the word 'compromise' only after becoming the Union Minister.