Hyderabad: Union Petroleum Minister S
Jaipal Reddy`s statement that he does not believe in
regionalism and sub-regionalism, drew flak from BJP, which
said that his statements indicate that Congress does not
favour separate Telangana.
National spokesperson of BJP, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said Reddy’s statements clearly indicated that Congress was
not in favour of separate statehood for Telangana region.
"Reddy, who has a distinction of working in different
political parties, has categorically said that he does not
believe in regionalism and sub-regionalism, which indicates
that the Congress party was not in favour of smaller states
and against the creation of separate Telangana state," Rudy
told reporters here.
He also claimed that BJP is the only national party,
which is always in favour of smaller states for better
administration and governance.
He also alleged that the Congress was trying to
communalise the corruption issues raised by Baba Ramdev and
social activist Anna Hazare.
"The party welcomes the decision of Baba Ramdev, who
called off his fast," he said adding that his party would
extend support to the Yoga guru, who launched agitation
against the corruption in the UPA government and demanding the
black money kept in foreign banks, to be brought back to