BJP asks Rosaiah to convene all-party meet on Babhli

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 19:54

Hyderabad: BJP today asked Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister K Rosaiah to convene an all-party meet to take
the state`s Opposition parties into confidence on the Babhli
issue before meeting the prime minister on the matter.

Rosaiah is scheduled to lead an all-party delegation
that will call on Manmohan Singh on July 26 in Delhi to
discuss the contentious Babhli barrage issue which has raised
political temperatures in both AP and Maharashtra following
the protest and subsequent arrest of TDP chief Chandrababu
Naidu.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP national
Secretary K Laxman asked the chief minister to convene an
all-party meet immediately to discuss the matter.

"Babhli has become a sensitive issue between the two
states and there was a need to resolve it amicably before it
gets further complicated," he said.

The Centre should take initiative and call a meeting
of chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to find
an amicable solution to the dispute pending since 2005, he
said.

Strongly condemning "excesses" by Maharashtra Police
while dealing with the protest led by Naidu, Laxman said the
withdrawal of cases against the arrested TDP leaders by
Maharashtra Government indicates that it has admitted its
"mistake".

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 19:54

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