Hyderabad: The war of words between TDP and TRS intensified on Sunday with TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao alleging that it was N Chandrababu Naidu, who foiled the formation of separate Telangana state.
"After the Centre made the announcement on December 9 last year that separate Telangana will be formed, Congress leaders were silent. But it was TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu who hatched a conspiracy to stop formation of Telangana. He made TDP and Congress MLAs resign en masse," Chandrasekhar Rao said.
He was addressing a gathering at the TRS office here. The voters of Telangana realised the true colours of Naidu and hence they taught a lesson to the TDP in the recent bypolls, he claimed.
Taking exception to the attack on him by TDP leaders, he challenged them to make Naidu submit a report to the Sri Krishna in support of separate Telangana demand.
The TRS president was responding to the remarks of TDP leaders who wondered why Chandrasekhar Rao never criticised the Congress, which is in power both at the Centre and State.
Rao is diluting the Telangana agitation. Why is he praising Congress MP from Vijayawada L Rajagopal, who is a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh demand. What did Rao discuss with industrialists with whom he had a meeting recently," TDP leader N Janardhan Reddy and others had asked. Clarifying on his recent meeting with `India CEO Forum` here recently, the TRS president said he met the CEOs to clear
their apprehensions on separate Telangana agitation.
"Chandrababu Naidu and other non-Telangana leaders spread a misinformation campaign that Naxalism would grow if the Telangana state is formed. I told the CEOs that it is all
wrong. I briefed them on the natural resources, the rainfall and our future vision for Telangana state," he said.
The TRS president said Naxalism would actually come down in Telangana if separate state is formed as his party would implement the socio-economic issues being talked about by Maoists.
"I said this earlier too. Did Naxalites ever stop factories? Naxalism grew in Telangana because of united Andhra Pradesh. If a smaller state is formed, Naxalism would go away
even earlier. Because, we will implement the socio-economic and land distribution issues which are talked about by Naxalites," he said.