Hyderabad: Amid ongoing political turmoil
in Andhra Pradesh over Telangana issue, former Union minister
and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday urged Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh to immediately move a bill in Parliament for
formation of separate state.
In a letter addressed to Singh, Dattatreya said
"Sakala Janula Samme (general strike) in support of Telangana
state has entered the 34th day which was supported by all
sections of the people including state government employees
and political parties in the region".
Condemning arrest of leaders of different political
parties on the first day of three-day `rail roko` protests,
which began yesterday, the BJP leader said, "instead of
understanding the seriousness of the situation and taking an
early decision on the issue, the government has been provoking
people in the direction of violence through inaction,
provocation and partisan actions".
"It was time for the separation of the state to take
place and revive the peace and harmony in the region,"
Dattatreya said in his letter.