YSRCP condemns Diggy remarks

, Oct  8, 2013: Taking
strong objection to the remarks of AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh that
the Party has given a letter for division along with TDP, YSR Congress has
said, at no point of time did we accept the proposal of bifurcation and there
has been no change in our stand of a united state.

letter we gave to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is not a classified
document and we have released it to press and nowhere in the letter did we
support the division. It was N Chandrababu Nidu who gave a letter giving full
consent to the division,” party leader Bhumana Karunakara Reddy told reporters
here on Tuesday.

We have
said that the Centre should act like a father and should take all issues into
considerations and arrive at a decision which is acceptable to all stakeholders
without injustice to any region. We did say that we respect the sentiment of
Telangana but that does not mean that we are supporting the division.

respect the sentiment of Telangana even now but the focus of our letter is on
equal justice to both regions if division is inevitable. As the Centre could
not address to a single issue that would crop up with the division, our MLAs
had quit ahead of CWC decision.

Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been on an indefinite fast in jail
demanding to keep the state united and our Honorary President YS Vijayamma had
also undertaken a similar fast before that. We have also demanded the
government to convene a special session of the assembly ahead of the cabinet
note and when that was not done our Party President is on a hunger strike again
while YS Vijayamma has been to

to muster the support of all political parties in our fight against the

In such
a situation, if Divijay Singh releases our letter equating it with the letter
given by TDP, it is an insult to the movement which is going strong in the
Seemandhra region for over two months,” he said.

strongly condemn the remarks of Digvijay Singh and his efforts to dub us as
protagonists of a separate state are cheap gimmicks.  At no point of time
did we favour a separate state. Three parties, YSRCP CPI (M) and MIM are in
favour of a united state. While the other two parties have issue statements to
express their respective stand, we have been in the thick of the agitation and
are with the people.

to distort our letter at this juncture is highly objectionable as our letter is
very different like chalk and cheese when seen with TDP letter which
categorically supported the division.

stand is very clear that we are in favour of a united state and we have been
very vocal about it and people are aware of our stand. Now if Congress tries to
rub its decision on us it is nothing short of insulting the Seemandhra movement
which is escalating by every passing day.

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