Jagan blames Sonia for arbitrary division

, Oct
5, 2013:  Expressing deep anguish over the arbitrary bifurcation of the State,
YSR Congress Party Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has demanded the Congress
President Sonia Gandhi to revoke the decision immediately.

Gandhi is responsible for the crisis in the State and she has been playing with
the sentiments of the people with the singular motive of seeing to it that her
son Rahul Gandhi is made Prime Minister,” he told media at the Lotus Pond camp
office where he began his indefinite fast this morning demanding the Centre to
review its decision of bifurcating the State.

appealed to Sonia Gandhi to reconsider the decision, as creating a new state
would badly affect the future generations of one region. The division is
arbitrary in nature and does not address all issues that are bound to crop up
after the bifurcation.  

motive of the division could be political but
cannot play with the sentiments of the
people of one region. I once again appeal to the Centre to roll back its
decision on division,” he said adding that BJP should also take a call on the
issue and stand up for a united state.

why TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu is undertaking deeksha, he said, “there is
no valid reason for such double standards as he has already given consent for
creation of Telangana state. If he is sincere he should be categorical about
his support for a united state and send a letter to that effect which supersedes
his earlier letter.”

sharing will be a major issue which will have far reaching consequences, he
said, Krishna waters flow into our State only after the needs of
Maharashtra and Karnataka are fulfilled. Unless Almatti
and Narayanpur are filled water does not drop into our State. If another State
is created in between, where Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar will get water from,
he asked.

“How can
the Group of Ministers solve such major issues in a short period of six
weeks?  Water sharing disputes are acute between states despite Tribunals.
Karnataka and Tamil Naidu are still fighting it out on sharing of Cauvery

water sharing will have volatility if a new state comes in between and farmers
along the
Krishna ayacut will be on a warpath.

“When an
Ordinance can be taken back, why a Cabinet Note cannot be revoked?  This
is the first time in the country that a State is being divided without passing
a resolution in the State assembly,” he said and demanded the Centre and
Congress leadership to withdraw the decision on division in the larger interest
of the people.

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