New Delhi: The UPA government cannot
continue its "drift" on the Telangana issue and should take an
immediate decision as there was a "total collapse" of the
administration in Andhra Pradesh for almost a fortnight, the
CPI said on Saturday.
"Government cannot hope any more to ride over the storm.
Such a hope will be very wrong. We demand that the government
should take a decision as soon as possible," CPI General
Secretary AB Bardhan told reporters here.
He said while his party supported the demand for a
separate state of Telangana, "We know there is opposition in
other parts of Andhra. But the government cannot drift on the
matter. It has to decide immediately."
Maintaining that there was a "total collapse" of the
administration in Andhra Pradesh for 12 days, he expressed
concern at almost all essential services and government
departments "grinding to a halt" due to the ongoing agitation.