BJP hits out at Cong over Telangana issue

With Telangana issue rocking Lok Sabha, the BJP today said it supports the separate state demand but the Congress is not ready for it.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2012, 15:28 PM IST

New Delhi: With Telangana issue rocking Lok
Sabha, the BJP today said it supports the separate state
demand but the Congress is not ready for it.

"The BJP is in favour of creation of Telangana but the
ruling party does not want it," said BJP spokesperson
Shahnawaj Hussain outside Parliament, adding the ruling party
is "becoming an obstacle" in the functioning of the House.

The demand for separate Telangana paralysed proceedings
in the Lok Sabha for the second day with agitating members of
the TRS, TDP and Congress storming the Well to press for
immediate statehood.

Accusing the ruling party of creating hurdles in the
functioning of the House, the BJP MP said, "Today we wanted to
raise many important issues in the House during the budget
discussion. Question hour was also disrupted by ruling party
members".

"Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj said... we want
discussion but ruling party members are not allowing it. When
it is related to budget discussion it is the Congress`
responsibility to control their members who are creating
obstacles in the House."

He also said it is government`s responsibility to bring
proposals for Telangana state and BJP will fully support it.

PTI