CPM for urgent decision on Telangana issue

CPI(M) asked the government to take an urgent decision on the issue saying there was no need for any more consultation with political parties.

New Delhi: Expressing concern over the
situation in Andhra Pradesh following the Telangana agitation,
CPI(M) on Saturday asked the government to take an urgent decision
on the issue saying there was no need for any more
consultation with political parties.

"Procrastination will only worsen the situation. I would
urge you to see that a decision is taken on the matter without
any further delay," CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat
said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"All political parties and various sections of society in
Andhra Pradesh had submitted their views to the Sri Krishna
Committee. Hence, there is no need for further consultations
with political parties," he said.

Maintaining that the Telangana region of the state has
been "paralysed" by the agitation over the past three weeks,
Karat said it was nine months now since the Committee
submitted its report on Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

"We had expected that the Government of India would take
a decision on the matter after considering the report," the
CPI(M) leader said seeking an urgent decision on the matter.
The CPI(M) has been opposed in principle to the division
of states created on a linguistic basis, saying that
accentuation of uneven development has given a fillip to
demands for separate states like Telangana and Vidarbha based
on the argument of backwardness.

The party maintains that while it would fight for the
development of backward regions, it would adhere to "the
principled position of opposition to the division of
linguistic states."

PTI

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