Naidu shedding crocodile tears

Hyderabad, Aug 10,
2013: Branding as a new political drama TDP
chief Chandrababu Naidu’s belated letter to PM seeking
his intervention to safeguard the interests of Seema Andhra
people following the division of the state, YSR Congress Party said on Saturday that Naidu has been shedding crocodile
tears over the issue.

Addressing media persons at the
party headquarters here, YSRCP spokesperson Vasireddy Padma said
Naidu’s latest letter to the PM has been the result of his fear of being
subjected to the Seema Aandhra people’s anger over the division.

“Like a killer shedding
tears over the body of a person killed by him, Naidu has been
shedding crocodile tears over the concerns of the Seema Andhra people after
allowing the division of the state through his letter
in favour of Telangana,” she said, adding Naidu’s action has
exposed his true colours as a real opportunist. Naidu stabbed
NTR then and the people now, she added.

By writing
to Pranab Mukherjee in 2008 along with TDP’s resolution
in favour of Telangana and asking the Centre to convene an all-party
meeting in 2012 on the issue, Naidu gave a blankcheque to
the Centre to create Telangana, she said, adding Naidu has been
changing his colours like a chameleon on the T issue.

She said Naidu, like all other
Congress leaders including CM Kiran Kumar, kept silent
knowing full well that Congress leadership was going to announce the creation
of Telangana state.

 “Soon after CWC announcement,
he had also welcomed the formation of T state and also demanded
Rs.4 to 5 lakh crores for the construction of the capital city for
Seema Andhra. And, when APNGOs and Seema Andhra employees of the Secretariat
met him, he had refused to take back his support to the creation of Telangana,”
she said, adding that Naidu was speaking now as if he woke up from a deep
slumber just now.

Pointing out that all Congress and
TDP leaders including Naidu and CM Kiran Kumar are now raising the
issues such as sharing of water, power, employment and other natural
resources and the status of Hyderabad which were raised by YSRCP
first, Padma said if only Naidu had taken up the issues then, this
situation would not have arisen.

“From the very beginning, YSRCP has
been asking Congress to reveal its stance first on the issue. Soon after
the news of imminent division spread, YSRCP MLAs wrote to Union Home
Minister Shinde raising all these issues.

We have asked him to come out
with proposals acceptable to all and discuss the same with all concerned
stakeholders before taking a final decision on Telangana, she
said. “This is what we said at the all party meeting also in
2012,” she said, adding that YSRCP MLAs quit anticipating this injustice
being done to the Seema Andhra area.

Padma observed that Naidu has
been talking of the Seema Andhra people’s concerns ten days after they had
launched their agitation bitten by the betrayal by Naidu and
Congress ministers.

“People feel Naidu and the Congress
Ministers have cheated them. Both Congress and TDP are parties of betrayal.
They have no right to talk about the problems and concerns of Seema Andhra
people now,” she said.

Naidu knows he will be
subjected to the anger of the Seema Andhra people and hence his high level
drama of letter to the PM, she said observing, Naidu’s actual vision is
‘Division 420 and not Vision 2020’.

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