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TDP draws flak for skipping Telangana issue at party meet

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011 - 00:49

Hyderabad: TRS and the Telangana political
Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Sunday attacked the TDP for not
passing a resolution in favour of separate Telangana at its
party convention.

They alleged that TDP had earlier supported the Telangana
cause, but took a U-turn after the Centre announced on
December 9, 2009 that steps will be taken towards the
formation of separate Telangana.

"What we expected was just a reaffirmation of TDP`s
previous pro-Telangana promise and resolution. But, neither
the TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, nor his party leaders
said anything on Telangana," senior TRS leader T Harish Rao
told reporters here.
"The `Mahanadu` (TDP`s annual party conclave) was full
of self-praise and criticising others. They claimed that they
ensured development. In fact, the development was only in
number of suicides of farmers, weavers, migration of workers
from Mahabubnagar. Their main target appears to be TRS and not
Congress. It shows that there is a match-fixing between TDP
and Congress," he claimed.
TRS and the JAC demanded that the TDP adopt a
pro-Telangana resolution at the `Mahanadu` that concluded

The TDP has asked the Centre to take a decision on the
Telangana issue.

Meanwhile, the JAC convener M Kodandaram said that a
resolution by TDP would have added to the pressure on the
Centre to take a decision in favour of Telangana demand.

"We knew that TDP is not in a position to take a
decision on Telangana. We asked the TDP to pass a resolution,
because it would have added to the pressure on the Centre," he
said in Delhi.


First Published: Monday, May 30, 2011 - 00:49

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