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Updated: July 16, 2011 11:33 IST

Decision on Telangana very soon: Lagadapati

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Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal. Photo: V. Raju
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Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal. Photo: V. Raju

He criticises KCR for giving ‘false promises'

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the then Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani had written to A. Narendra while the NDA was in power that giving Telangana was not possible, said Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal here on Friday.

At a press conference he criticised the TRS founder K. Chandrasekhara Rao for giving false promises to Telangana people on formation of state and took strong objection to his recent statement that something positive would be heard within 15 days. “Let him take one month and give guarantee,” Mr. Lagadapati Rajagopal challenged him.

The Seemandhra MLAs and MLCs will meet here on Saturday and along with MPs meet Congress leaders Azad and Chidambaram in New Delhi on July 18, 19 and 20, which would drive the final nail into the decision to be made by the Centre, he hoped.

Without Assembly resolution, Central cabinet taking a decision and getting it referred to State Assembly through President, the process of bifurcation of the State was not possible and the 15-day deadline set by KCR was not practicable, he opined.

He objection to Mr. Jagan's posturing towards the Congress and said that during 2004 elections, Mr. Jagan did not participate in the padayatra taken out by his father as he did not have the confidence that Congress would win.

“Later only after his father persuaded, he fought getting his uncle's seat vacated and now instead of YSR mark of rule, he was trying to bring in Y.S. Jagan mark of rule going by his posturing in the party plenary recently,” the MP said.

“If Mr. Jagan wanted an inquiry from conspiracy angle on his father's death, he should have made his mother speak on that in the plenary and get a resolution ratified, which he did not do,” Mr. Rajagopal pointed out.

Meanwhile, the YSR Congress leaders have threatened to organise a bandh in Mylavaram if no action was taken on Mr. Rajagopal and his followers for whatever they did to YSR Congress party workers.

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