BJP would carve out Telangana state if voted to power: Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj said that BJP would carve out a separate state within three months, if the NDA was voted to power in the next general elections.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 23:39 PM IST

Nalgonda: Alleging that the UPA
government has failed to keep its promise over Telangana
issue, Opposition Leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Saturday
said that BJP would carve out a separate state within three
months, if the NDA was voted to power in the next general
elections.

The senior BJP leader said her party is committed over
the creation of Telangana state as her party was always in
favour of smaller states in the country.

"Telangana state demand is not by separatists, but it is
by the people of the region, who suffered backwardness and
lack of development," she said.

She was speaking at a public meeting organised in support
of Telangana state here tonight.

Swaraj, who arrived here from Delhi, said that if the UPA
government moves a bill in the Winter Session of the
Parliament for the creation of separate Telangana state, her
party would extend support to it.

The meeting was attended by state BJP leaders including,
the state party president G Kishan Reddy. Telangana Joint
Action Committee (TJAC) leaders, including its convenor Prof M
Kodandram also attended the meeting.

Swaraj even raised `Jai Telangana` slogans at the end of
the meeting.

PTI