YSRCP: Cong rushing thru T bill

Press Release

Hyderabad, Feb 7, 2014: Coming down heavily on Congress for rushing through the Telangana Bill as if it is a matter of national urgency, YSR Congress has said that Delhi has been issuing statements that tantamount to influencing the President by announcing the time and dates of the legislation.

“Congress has been over-enthusiastic on the division process and its statements that the Bill will be tabled in the House on this date amount to influencing the President who is the Constitutional head and is capable of taking decisions on his own,” party deputy floor leader Sobha Nagi Reddy told reporters here on Friday.

YSR Congress has been a strong votary of Samaikyandhra from the beginning and has taken up the issue at every available forum and our leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has met all the leaders of national and regional parties seeking support.

TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu too is meeting national leaders with no purpose at all. He never tells his party’s stand out while his associates speak in different voices and ironically Naidu has no specific demand.

 “Our leader had started his second round of meetings with national leaders and he has clarity unlike Naidu and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. From writing letters to submitting resignations to filing affidavits and sitting on fasts we have taken up all forms of agitations to keep the state united and we had a firm and single stand of Samaikyanahdhra.

While TDP leaders are allowed to speak according to their regional affiliations some even fell at the feet of Delhi leaders to keep the State united. They should instead convince their leader to take the stand of a united state, she said.

Congress on the other hand seems to be very vindictive towards the people of Seemandhra and is taking up the Bill on a war footing.  The Delhi demonstrations of state leaders of Congress and TDP have belittled the Telugu pride.

We have time and again asked to the Chief Minister to convene the assembly and pass a resolution against the division. Our party floor leader YS Vijaymma had also insisted for such a resolution at the BAC but we were treated as greenhorns.

“The most experienced Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition has done exactly what we have demanded for but they were too late and the delay is by design. The two experienced leaders have opted not to oppose he high command when CWC has taken a decision on dividing the state but had extended their full cooperation till the Bill is safely sent back and now Chief Minister offering to quit if the Bill is placed in the Parliament is a sham.

Digviajay Singh and State minister Geeta Reddy too have been asking Chief Minister the same question as to why was the Bill not rejected immediately if they thought it was faulty. Why was the debate allowed in the first place? We have been telling that participating in the debate means accepting the division and we were proved correct. Chief Minister’s true colours were unmasked, she said.

There is no use in Chief Minister resigning now as he had done all the damage and helped the Centre in all the tasks. “We did not take part in the Rajya Sabha elections as the party has taken a stand not to support anyone“she said.

She flayed a section of press for publishing imaginary stories in the form a dialogue between YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Sabbam Hari. 

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