YSRCP torchbearer of United AP stir

Hyderabad, Jan 27, 2014:
Asserting that the Party has been the sole torchbearer in the fight for a
united state, YSR Congress has said Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and TDP
President N Chandrababu Naidu have been leapfrogging on their stand and
versions which lack clarity and conviction on the division issue.

“YSR Congress has been on
the forefront in taking up the agitation for a united state while Kiran Kumar
Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu have been fooling people with their ambiguity and
double speak on one hand and have been blaming us for being separatists, an
argument that has absolutely no base,” party MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy told
reporters here on Monday.

Chief Minister who kept the
doors wide open for the division Bill to land in the Assembly, suddenly wakes
up from the slumber 60 days later and gives a notice to the Speaker to reject
the draft Bill as it has many setbacks and is not acceptable.

Leader of Opposition also
joins the issue with him, not because he is in full agreement with the Chief
Minister but he could see a way to wriggle out from the precarious situation he
is in as his members have been speaking in tune with their regional

It was YSRCP that has
raised the banner of revolt against the division and submitted countless
representations to the President, Governor, Chief Minister and Speaker to
convene the assembly and pass a resolution in favour of a united state and
reject the Bill as it is against the federal spirit.

Though we have given
notices under rule 77 and 78 that we cannot take up the discussion and the
draft Bill should be sent back, our view point was not considered.

Kiran Kumar Reddy and Naidu
have been repeating every word of ours and have been taking the very same stand
we have taken some months back. We spoke against the division ahead of the
Congress Core Committee meeting and CWC decision.

“If people are emulating
us, we consider that our stand is vindicated but if the same parties and people
issue statements belittling our effort in their friendly media it is the worst
form of politicking. People know very well who has first taken the united state

Though we were aware that
we have to face some rough weather in one region, we have kept people’s
interests above political considerations unlike TDP and Congress that had put
their political interest first showing no concern to the sentiments of the
people,” he said.

Our Party President YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy was the first to undertake indefinite fast while he was in jail
against the bifurcation of the State and he undertook the fast again after
coming out from jail and our Honorary President YS Vijaymma had also undertook
fast at Guntur.TDP and Congress leaders were nowhere in the picture then.

The Party has been
consistently raising the slogan of a united state in the assembly and outside
while Kiran Kumar Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu, who have been following the
Delhi dictates, have been very inconsistent on the issue.

Chief Minister till
yesterday said that there should be discussion on the Bill and now he took
a u-turn saying that Bill is full of loopholes and should be sent
back. When the movement was at its peak, the chief minister played the
role of a strike-breaker by forcing the APNGOs to call off the strike and
Chandrababu Naidu has been silent allowing his members to speak according to
their regional moorings while YSRCP leaders have given individual affidavits to
President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a united state.

The difference between
YSRCP and other parties is as clear as chalk and cheese and even if TDP tries
to level baseless allegations using its friendly media people are aware of
their double standards and our sincerity, he said.

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