BJP promises Telangana if it takes power

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised to form a separate state of Telangana within three months if it formed a central government.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2012, 00:50 AM IST

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday promised to form a separate state of Telangana within three months if it formed a central government.

BJP`s Sushma Swaraj gave this assurance to a group of party activists from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh who were on a day-long dharna at Jantar Mantar here.

Sushma Swaraj, who went to the protest venue after parliament was adjourned till 12 noon, said: "Within three months of BJP coming to power at the centre, we will form a Telangana state."

Criticising the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for going back on its promise of carving out Telangana, she said: "Do not trust the UPA government any more."
Earlier, BJP leader Arun Jaitley also addressed the party workers from Telangana at Jantar Mantar.

PTI