UPA government must move the bill on Telangana in Parliament- TRS, BJP, YSRC డిసెంబర్ 6, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
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All-party meeting a political farce, says Telangana Rashtra Samithi
TNN, Dec 6, 2012
HYDERABAD: Terming the UPA government’s move to convene an all-party meeting on Telangana as a political farce, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and BJP as well as the YSR Congress on Wednesday demanded the introduction of a bill on the formation of the separate state in Parliament.
“Anyone can understand that calling for an all-party meeting at this juncture is an ad hoc step taken by the Centre just to avert the crisis emerging ahead of the government facing voting in the Lok Sabha on the FDI issue. We demand that the government move a bill on Telangana in Parliament as there has been enough discussion on the issue. There is no necessity for an all-party meeting at this juncture,” said Etala Rajender, TRS floor leader in the assembly.
Expressing a similar view, the BJP said the UPA government must move the bill on Telangana in Parliament as calling an all-party meeting was a misleading and time – buying tactic. “If the Congress is earnest on Telangana, the Centre must move the bill in Parliament. When all the stakeholders including the political parties have already made clear their stand on Telangana, the BJP feels there is no necessity for an all-party meeting,” said G Kishan Reddy, state BJP president. CPI state secretary Narayana said his party would take part in the all-party meeting, but he urged the Congress to come clear on Telangana before the meeting.
However, Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) sought to see a positive dynamic in the development. M Kodandaram, president of T-JAC, said the move proved that if the politicians of the region put pressure in a right manner, the Centre would act. And he called upon the T-politicians, especially the Congress MPs from the region, to step up the pressure. He also called upon the political parties to take part in the all-party meeting. “We welcome the all-party meeting, but the Centre has to announce a road map for the formation of Telangana state before the meeting. We also call upon the political parties to send a single representative to the meeting so that he or she can express their party opinion despite the individual and regional concerns,” said Kodandaram.
YSR Congress, which is dubbed as a pro-Seemandhra party, said the Centre’s move to call an all-party meeting was just a dilatory tactic and demanded that the government move a bill in Parliament. “The YSR Congress party’s stand is clear on Telangana. We are never against the sentiments of the people of the region. We demand that the government move the bill on Telangana in Parliament,” said Bajireddy Govardana, a spokesperson of YSR Congress.
However, the principal opposition party in the assembly, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), welcomed the all-party meeting as the party leaders claimed their party had demanded such a meeting. “Our leader Chandrababu Naidu had written to the Centre demanding an all-party meeting on Telangana. Now that they have called, although to avert the FDI crisis, we will take part in the meeting,” said Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu, TDP floor leader.