Opposition parties criticise AP govt over Telangana issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 19:30

Hyderabad: Opposition parties like Telugu
Desam, TRS, CPI and others on Tuesday criticised the Andhra Pradesh
government in the legislative council over the Telangana and
other issues even as the ruling Congress members defended the
government.

Hitting out at the Congress, CPI MLC P Nageswara Rao
alleged that the ruling party had fought the 2004 elections
with a party(TRS) that is born to fight for separate Telangana
but is now dilly-dallying on the issue.
"Have (UPA government) they at least said we are at it?,"
he asked, speaking on the motion of thanks to the Governor`s
address to the joint sitting of the legislature.

Pointing out that differences have grown among people
on regional lines, he said the Centre should take a decision
on the issue without delay.

Alleging that the verdict of the Krishna Water Disputes
Tribunal caused great loss to the state, he said the
government should take effective measures to protect the
state`s interests.

TRS member N Lakshmana Rao said Telangana people are
now fighting for self-respect and self-rule.
However, Congress and TDP members took exception to
certain comments made by Lakshmana Rao quoting Jawaharlal
Nehru.

Maintaining that Nehru favoured dividing Andhra Pradesh
as and when Telangana or non-Telangana regions wanted, he
quoted a speech reportedly made by Nehru.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 19:30
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