Congress playing votebank politics for Telangana: Gadkari
Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has accused the Congress of indulging in votebank politics for establishing its influence in the Telangana region.
Addressing media persons here on Sunday, Gadkari said: "The Congress party has declared the decision. They are creating the problems. If they don't want to execute it, why did they declare the decision? Actually, whatever things have happened in Andhra Pradesh, It is only because of the votebank politics of the Congress."
He further said the BJP would support the bill for a separate state of Telangana if it was placed in Parliament.
The Srikrishna Committee formed by the Central Government to look into the Telangana issue was a waste of time, he alleged.
"The Central Government first declared and later deferred its promise in December 2009 to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh," he said.
Talking on other issues, Gadkari said he was glad that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had admitted that the Afzal Guru file was being pushed under political pressure.
"I think she (Sheila Dikshit) is speaking the truth. The BJP party has accused the Congress party again and again that the word ''secular'' means an appeasement of terrorist.
The work of pulling Afzal Guru's file under political pressure is an appeasement for terrorist. The blame that we are putting on the Congress party and Sheila Dikshit has agreed to it and I respect her for that," said Gadkari.
The issue was further aggravated with the controversial statement made by Dikshit a few days ago, where she denied that the Home Ministry had sent her a letter on the case.
He also blamed the policies of the UPA government for the miseries of farmers in the