Cong decision is a historic blunder

Press Release

Kadiri (Ananthapuram), Sept 5, 2013: Asserting that Congress is on the course of committing a historic blunder by bifurcating the state with the unconditional support of an irresponsible main opposition TDP, Sharmila has said that YSRCP is the voice of the people and demanded the Centre to keep the State united as it failed to do equal justice to both the regions.

“The state is being split only for political gains and if justice to all the regions cannot be done, the Centre has no right to bifurcate the state and should maintain status quo as there was no effort to address the issues of both the regions and judiciously weigh the practicability of the exercise,” Sharmila said at a public meeting as part of her Samiakhya Sankharavam Bus Yatra here on Wednesday.

YSR Congress was the first to react on the impending situation and the MLAs had quit en masse protesting against the proposal of CWC to divide the state. How many public representatives from other parties have quit even after the CWC decision was announced, she asked.

Had Congress and TDP leaders also quit along with YSRCP legislators, Congress would have bowed down and reversed its decision. But their priorities are different while TDP has given its unconditional consent to Delhi Congress is aiming at winning some seats and votes in one region by having a  tie-up with a sub-regional party.

Congress leaders contending that there is consensus on the division is rubbish as YSRCP, MIM and CPM are opposed to the division. YSRCP demands that status quo should be maintained as the Centre is unable to address the issues that would dog the divided state.

Reiterating that the state will face hardships for water and the Krishna-Goavari regions as well will turn into deserts due to lack of water, she said, “we are getting water only after the needs of the upper riparian states are fulfilled. If another state comes in between, where will Nagarjuna sagar, Srisailam and Handri Niva project draw water from? Though national status has been accorded to Polavaram, where will the water come from to the ambitious project?”

“Congress is asking us to vacate Hyderabad and build another capital in 10 years. It took nearly 60 years to develop Hyderabad. How can we build a capital in ten years? Where will the youngsters looking for jobs go to, if not Hyderabad?

More than 50 per cent of the revenue is generated from Hyderabad. If it is taken away where do we have money for implementing Aarogyasri, fees reimbursement and other welfare schemes? The state government has already punctured the YSR welfare schemes to the maximum possible extent and it will pay for the goof-up in the ensuing elections.

Even a person like Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has acknowledged the fact that the State would not have come to such a pass had YSR been alive. Fearing that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would continue his legacy, Congress and TDP had conspired and kept him away from people. But a lion is a lion even if it is in a den and he will one day come out and bring in the welfare state of YSR, she said amidst rapturous applause.

While tempers are running so high and people are hitting the roads to express their dissent, Chief Minister, PCC President, MPs, MLAs and MLCs are least bother and are moving like puppets with Delhi pulling the strings.

Leader of Opposition, N Chandrababu Naidu who has given his unconditional nod for the division is now ironically going on a Yatra unmindful of his bungling. He is the main person responsible for the division as his letter has given the courage to Congress to go ahead with the irrational bifurcation, she said.

She also recalled the association of YSR with the area and said YSRCP demands that the Centre should drop its idea of bifurcating the State and keep it united.

Later, addressing a public meeting at Ananthapuram, Sharmila reiterated that Congress has no right to divide the State when it cannot solve the issues of the regions.

 “If you have no intention to solve the issues, you have no right to divide the State,” she said amidst thundering applause from the public. Both Congress and TDP are determined to shred the State for their selfish gains giving scant respect to the sentiments of the people, she said.

YSR Congress has told much earlier that all stakeholders should be called and all issues should be taken into consideration before taking any decision, but Congress has no respect for democratic norms and is going in an authoritarian way.  YSRCP is with people and under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, justice will be done, she said. Her Samara Sankaravam Bus Yatra will proceed to Kurnool district touching Dhone on Thursday.     

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