‘Cong should take responsibility for unrest in AP’

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 00:16

Hyderabad: TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu
on Tuesday said the Congress should take responsibility for the
current instability and uncertainty in Andhra Pradesh.

"You are in power...you can`t escape. The Congress should
take responsibility for whatever is happening in the state,"
Naidu said referring to growing unrest over the Telangana
statehood issue.

He wondered why the Congress was dragging its feet on the
vexatious issue when all parties had stated their views on it.

"We have made our stand very clear many a time. Has not
the Congress revived the state Legislative Council despite our
objection? Has it not taken decisions on many other important
issues though we opposed them," he questioned.

Alleging that the Congress was into a "match-fixing" deal
with the separatist Telangana Rashtra Samiti to damage the
TDP, Naidu said it was incorrect to blame others when it was
for the former to take a decision on the statehood issue.

Noting that the situation was "very sensitive" both in
Telangana and Andhra-Rayalaseema regions of the state, the
Leader of Opposition came down heavily on Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy for failing to take any effective action.

He strongly condemned the attack on buses, coming from
Vijayawada towards Hyderabad, by Telangana supporters causing
injuries to some passengers besides leaving them stranded on
roads for hours.

"The attack on hapless passengers who are in no way
concerned with the decision-making process is not correct," he

Referring to the severe power crisis gripping the state,
particularly the agriculture sector, Naidu said the government
should take responsibility if crops withered due to erratic
power supply.


First Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 00:16

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