The Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M) has squarely blamed the Congress party for Telangana issue. The indecisiveness of the ruling Congress has pushed the State 20-years backward in development, it said.

CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury laid a foundation stone for Makineni Basavapunnaih Adhyayana Kendram here on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters on sidelines of it, the CPI (M) leader said: “I am also victim of the Telangana agitation. I had to leave the Osmania University in 1968 because of the agitation. I lost one academic year, and joined JNU at Delhi.”

The problem has not been addressed even after 45 years. The Centre and State Governments were responsible for the predicament prevailing in the State.

The indecisiveness of Congress party badly hit the development more particularly when the Hyderabad was emerging as hub for Information Technology and other fields, he observed.

CPI(M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu, CPI(M) central committee member Paturi Ramaiah, Makineini Basavapunnaiah Memorial Trust chairman P. Madhu, secretary Y. Venkateswara Rao, and others were present.

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