Congress failed to gauge sentiment against Telangana bill: Minister

Parthasarathy also accused BJP of playing a 'double game' on creation of the new state by deviating from its earlier stand of backing the bill.

Vijayawada | Published:February 15, 2014 4:21 pm
Parthasarathy demanded that members from all parties study the Telangana Bill in the detail and discuss it before taking a final decision on its passage. Parthasarathy demanded that members from all parties study the Telangana Bill in the detail and discuss it before taking a final decision on its passage.

Congress has failed to take into consideration the sentiments of over six crore people from Seemandhra region while approving the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation bill, state minister for Secondary Education K Parthasarathy said on Saturday.

“The Union government should withdraw the bill from Parliament to do justice to Seemandhra people,” said Parthasarathy.
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of a new building at the government hospital. Parthasarathy demanded that members from all parties study the Telangana Bill in the detail and discuss it before taking a final decision on its passage.

The Bill was “introduced” in Lok Sabha on Thursday amid unprecedented turmoil that saw MPs from both sides of the regional divide slugged it out on the floor of the House.

He alleged that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was responsible for the current situation. “Naidu is responsible for this as he had submitted a letter agreeing to bifurcation to the Home Ministry,” the minister said. Parthasarathy also accused BJP of playing a “double game” on creation of the new state by deviating from its earlier stand of backing the bill.

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    niraj bohra
    Feb 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm
    Iam a Telanganite and and iam very unhappy the way the people so proudly called as Telanganite's are posting the comments..People who are posting the comments are foolish and dont have any brains..Pl understand that hyd is developed by all the regions of people, especially people from andhra..Most of the industries or educational insutions are established by them.Accept it..
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    harinath
    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:19 am
    We do not want the divide - more than 80 % of us do not want it. Is that not simple enough information for you politicians and news media and papers. So you divide (Congress) or allow thedivide (BJP), or support dividers (TDP alignment with BJP) of our State Andhra Pradesh and want our votes- Congress, BJP and TDP? You pull a dagger through the heart of my state and cut itand kill it (where its over 80% people are hurt for immemorial times in future). And you want our votes . Indian Parliament under the Sonia/Manmohan Congress has been a place.As perChandra Babu Naidu he wants the divide so that he and his son can rule one state and actor Balakrishna can the other state. You cant expect much from CBN the cat
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    ravi
    Feb 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm
    Congress stated this mess in 1999 by taking 41 MLA's from Telangana reign to Sonia. Formed electoral alliance in 2004 elections. Chandra babu did the same thing in 2009 elections. He gave the letter much later. He is responsible to the extent that he copied the same divide and rule policy of the congress. If Chandra babu gives a letter to merge AP with stan whether congress will do the same?
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