CPI is opposed to second SRC, says Gurudas Dasgupta



Kolkata: The CPI, which supports formation of a separate Telangana state, today said it was opposed to the setting up of the second States Reorganisation Commission to go into demands of creation of new states as it would "jeopardise national interest".

"We are opposed to the Centre's move to set up a second States Reorganisation Commission. It will open a pandora's box and seriously jeopardise national interest," CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said.

"The UPA government is trying to rectify one wrong step by taking another wrong step," he said.

He said CPI supported the formation of a separate Telangana state and it should be done in a peaceful and conducive environment.

"We have made it clear that we want an all-party meeting to arrive at a consensus," Dasgupta said.

He said the development in Andhra Pradesh would figure at the party's national council meeting at Bangalore between December 27 to 29.

Referring to the loss suffered by the Left parties since the Lok Sabha elections, he said the crisis the Left was facing would also figure in the meeting, besides the current political and economic situation in the country, the price rise and the Copenhagen Accord.

PTI