Telangana: Naidu blames Centre for chaos in AP

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has lashed out at the Centre for pushing Andhra Pradesh into turmoil by dragging its feet on the contentious statehood demand.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2011, 15:10 PM IST

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party President N
Chandrababu Naidu has lashed out at the Centre for pushing Andhra Pradesh into turmoil by dragging its feet on the contentious statehood demand.

At the same time, Chandrababu also hinted at the
possibility of AP facing mid-term elections because of the
ongoing political uncertainty.

"Chaos is reigning in the state...there is a lot of
political uncertainty. The Government of India is to be blamed
for this," Chandrababu Naidu said, inaugurating a three-day
training programme for his party workers at the TDP
headquarters here today.

The Government of India`s ulterior motive was to weaken
the Telugu Desam by causing political instability in AP, Chandrababu alleged, but asserted that no force could cause any damage to the party.
"The Congress is seeking to amalgamate the Telangana
Rashtra Samiti (TRS) with it and thereby weaken the TDP. But
its nefarious plans will never work," the TDP chief said.

The former Chief Minister said the Centre could not
escape from its responsibility on the statehood issue any
longer. "It is baffling why the Centre is unable to take a
decision after all the parties have given their views. It is
solely responsible for the current turmoil in the state,"
Chandrababu added.
Hinting that the state might face mid-term elections
"anytime now" given the current political uncertainty, the TDP
president exhorted his party rank and file to be fully geared
up. He demanded that the state government immediately conduct
elections to the rural and urban local bodies that were
overdue.

Speaking on the issue of corruption, Chandrababu said
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become a "rubber stamp" of
Sonia Gandhi.

PTI