CPI blames Rosaiah over Telangana agitations
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Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 17:34
Hyderabad: Communist Party of India Andhra Pradesh Committee secretary K Narayana on Monday blamed former chief minister K Rosaiah for the current turmoil in the state over the bifurcation issue.

Addressing a press conference, Narayana held Rosaiah responsible for the Telangana agitation reaching a flash point.

"Had a resolution been moved in the state Assembly on the bifurcation issue, as suggested by the Government of India in December 2009, things would have been in a different shape now. The agitation for Telangana would have taken a different form," the CPI leader said.

Rosaiah earlier claimed he had informed both the Prime Minister as well as the AICC president that passing a resolution on the contentious statehood issue was not possible in the circumstances prevailing at that point.

The former chief minister had told newsmen, in reaction to a Congress MP's criticism, that he had informed the Government of India and the Congress high command that passing a resolution on Telangana would not be possible as there was division among parties on the issue in the aftermath of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement on December 9, 2009 on "initiating the process for creating a separate state."

"Andhra Pradesh is on boil now because of the double standards of Rosaiah," Narayana alleged.

Meanwhile, the CPI would organise state-wide protests tomorrow against corruption. In Hyderabad, the CPI state secretary would lead the 24-hour-long agitation at Indira Park.


First Published: Monday, August 08, 2011, 17:34

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