Cong. should spell out its stand first: YSRCP

Press Release

December 7: Dubbing the All-Party meeting on Telangana issue as a drama, YSRCP
has said, the ruling Congress Party should spell out its stand before taking
the opinion of other political parties. 

“Congress is the
major political party and it has to be categorical about its stand on Telangana
and then seek the opinion of other parties to prove its sincerity. We will
discuss and take a decision on the issue after we get an invitation to attend
the proposed meeting,” the Party spokesperson Bajireddy Goverdhan and PAC
member Konatala Ramakrishna told reporters after the PAC meeting here on

“Ours is
registered but not recognised party and if we get an invitation we will be very
categorical and will not be ambiguous on the issue, unlike Congress and TDP,”
they said. 

Is there a need
to convene All-Party meeting whenever the Union Home Minister is changed is
something that finds no convincing answer and it is also not clear whether it
is the Centre or the Congress Party that is convening the all party meeting. 

Earlier, two all
party meetings called for in December 2009 yielded no results and Congress has
been playing blame game instead of spelling out its stand, they said. 

Three smaller
states were created out of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh as per
article 3 by passing a bill in the parliament and sending it to the respective
State assemblies for ratification. 

“Here the issue
has being politicised and we consider the All Party meeting was convened only
to keep Telangana Congress MPs in good humour on the day of voting on FDI in
retail sector issue,” they said. 

TDP has been changing its stand regularly and N Chandrababu Naidu is like a
chameleon who sings different tunes at different platforms. As and when we get
the invitation for the December 28 meeting our Political Affairs Committee
(PAC) will meet and take a decision, giving no room for ambiguity. 

We respect the
sentiments of all regions, and want economic, social and industrial development
of Telangana, they said. 

Congress, being
in power at the Centre and State and being the largest party should first give
a draft of its proposal of a Separate Telangana and seek the approval or
rejection of other parties instead of trying to shift the blame on others or
using the oft  repeated remark that “there is no consensus among the
parties on the issue.” 

The PAC, which
met in the morning, discussed among other things the political situation,
cooperative elections, FDI Bill and SC, ST Sub-Plan besides the all party
meeting, they said.  

The State
Government has been trying to politicise the cooperative elections which goes
against the spirit of the cooperative movement, they said.


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