Conspiracy to sidestep Jagan’s agitation

December 2, 2013: Popping up the Rayal Telangana issue at this crucial juncture is
the conspiracy of Congress to scuttle the Samiakyandhra agitation and a meek
effort to stop the groundswell of popularity YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is getting
throughout the region, YSR Congress has said.

up the Rayal Telangana issue is only to water down the Samaikyandhra agitation
as the Congress and TDP put together are unable to face YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
politically. This conspiracy will not stand as people could see through the
dubious designs of divide-and-rule and we condemn it, “party deputy floor
leader Sobha Nagi Reddy told reporters here on Monday.

a wedge between the people of Rayalaseema and splitting it to balance
arithmetic is not an acceptable fact as no public opinion was sought on the
division of the four districts of the region.  Some leaders may have been propagating the
idea for personal gains but in the larger interests of the people are ignored
as three leaders, Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, TG Venkatesh and JC Diwakar Reddy
cannot be the voice of the entire Rayalaseema.

of solving one problem, the Centre is trying to create more problems and
complicate the issue and the Centre has no right to divide Rayalaseema. No one
has asked for it and there was no demand for such meaningless division, she

is unable to tell the basis on which it is splitting the state, if backwardness
is the reason Rayalseema is more backward. If sentiment is the reason it is
very strong in favour of a united state.

Krishna Committee in its report has clearly said that Rayalaseema is more
backward that Telangana. If two districts are cut off and merged with the new
state, the people of Kurnool and Ananthapur will be like poor cousins. This is
not acceptable and if a union minister takes resolution of some panchayats that
does not need not be the opinion of the people of the entire region.

two or three Congress leaders raise the issue of Rayal Telangana only to
safeguard their position as the wave of YSRCP is sweeping very strong in
Rayalaseema, it does not mean that the proposal is acceptable to all. Even,
TRS, TJAC and Telangana Congress leaders are not willing for the merger of
Kurnool and Ananthapuram districts.

proposal is irrational and Rayalseema will lose its identity by splitting into
two. The Union Ministers and Congress leaders of the region are speaking in
different voices which have given scope for Sonia Gandhi to go ahead with the
division process.

political leaders of Telangana region, cutting across party affiliations, are
untied and speaking in one voice, the same is not the case with Seemandhra
leaders which speaks of disunity and weakness. While Chiranjeevi asks for Union
Territory, Purandeswari wants Visakhaptanam as the new capital and others are
seeking a package.

multiple versions by Congress leaders have strengthened the high command will
to divide the state. In a state that has 42 MPs, we could not get our works
done and are at the mercy of high command. The neighbouring Tamil Nadu on the
other hand, despite political differences back home, will be united in the
fight to get projects and funds from the Centre.  

parties should come together in the fight by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in keeping
the State united. He had already stated that he will work with anyone whoever
leads the agitation for a united state.

in separate press conference, Party spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao flayed
TDP leaders for their uncharitable remarks on him.

do not go personal while taking media. Our differences are political and they
are based on ideology. They can condemn my statement on the TDP President N
Chandrababu Naidu and his role in under utilization of Krishna waters. But
going personal and stooping to low levels is not a democratic practice.  

stick to my stand and reiterate that Chandrababu Naidu is responsible for the
water crisis and the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal verdict as he did not take up any
irrigation project while he was chief minister and failed to complete the ones
taken up by NTR.

budgetary allocations and projects taken up by Naidu and YSR are on public
domain for verification. If Thummala Nageshwara Rao, who held the major
irrigation portfolio speaks unparliamentary language, it is for his wisdom but
if he wants to settle personal scores, I can dole out the facts about the
wealth he has amassed after entering politics. I am prepared for a debate on
the issue of his assets, he challenged the TDP leader.


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