YSR Congress accuses Congress of carrying out selective leaks
Accusing the Congress of carrying out selective leaks against it on the Telengana issue, YSR Congress said former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy never supported the creation of a separation state.
New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of carrying out selective leaks against it on the Telengana issue, YSR Congress on Thursday said former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy never supported the creation of a separation state.
"He never supported carving out Telangana. He worked for the constitution of the second States Reorganisation Commission," YSR Congress leader MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here.
Releasing documents to substantiate his point, he said, "60 percent of people in Andhra Pradesh are against bifurcation".
A YSR Congress delegation met CPI-M, CPI, DMK and BJP leaders to impress upon them against the division of Andhra Pradesh.
"Though the respective parties have different points of view, they raised apprehension over the way the Centre was handling the issue," he claimed.
He also alleged that the GoM on Telangana was not "neutral."
"We have our doubts over the transparency as the GoM is toeing the party line," he charged.
Asked about N Chandra Babu Naidu`s fast, which entered the fourth day today, Reddy said the TDP leader was in a state of confusion.
"TDP is in hand-in-gloves with Congress, but we do not have any connection with the Congress party," he said.
Meanwhile, TDP leader Nama Nageshwar Rao said that Delhi Police yesterday wanted Naidu to be shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital citing his deteriorating health.
However, Naidu continued his agitation at Andhra Bhawan premises in the national capital.
Yesterday, doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital had examined the health condition of Naidu.
In a significant development, RS Rao, who recently quit Lok Sabha membership and Congress party over Telangana issue, today met Naidu expressing solidarity with the TDP leader.
Meanwhile, Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader KT Rama Rao accused Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy of "sponsoring" the agitation of government employees belonging to Seemandhra region and sought urgent steps to contain it.
The pro-Telangana leader also demanded "immediate" removal of Reddy from the post of chief minister.
"He (Reddy) is instrumental. He is promoting the strike. He is the prime conspirator. The Chief Minister is deriving sadistic pleasure out the troubles of the common man," Rao charged.
"He should be sacked immediately, not only because he is precipitating the crisis but also because he is not enjoying majority in his council of ministers," he said.
However, Congress said TDP and YSR Congress had agreed to the Telangana demand during the peak of the separate state agitation.
"They should not go back from their words. There may be a difficult situation. They may be changing their stand. That all we can understand. But they should not shut out the discussion," he said.
The party also appealed to the leaders of TDP and YSR Congress party to call off the agitation and come for a discussion.