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Telangana row: Jagan meets BJP president Rajnath Singh

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 01:31

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a bid to garner support for a `United` Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday met BJP president Rajnath Singh in the national capital.

Jagan urged the party to oppose the Telangana Bill which is likely to be introduced in Parliament during the winter session beginning on December 5.

BJP, however, is clear that it wants a separate Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

The meeting assumes significance as the NDA is scouting for new allies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

Recently, Reddy`s mother, YS Vijayamma had also met BJP leaders.

Jaganmohan, in the city as part of his nationwide tour to garner support from political parties for the united Andhra, had yesterday met CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury.

While CPI refused to express solidarity with YSR Congress, CPI(M) maintained its position against any division of states.

Jagan has claimed that 75 per cent of the state`s population is against bifurcation.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 00:54

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