The former Minister termed the bifurcation decision politically-motivated

The Congress has pushed the State to the brink with its bifurcation decision and now it should come out with a solution to resolve the crisis, TDP politburo member Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu has said. He was speaking at the hunger strike camp near GVMC where TDP rural president and MLA G. Rama Naidu and former corporator Gudivada Amarnath were on indefinite fast in support of Samaikyandhra when a motorcycle rally, led by party urban president Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar stopped there to express solidarity. The fast entered the second day on Monday.

Mr. Patrudu, MLA V. Ramakrishnababu and former MLA P.G.V.R. Naidu joined the rally at GVMC. The rally that started at Kurmannapalem at 11 a.m. concluded at Kommadi.

Describing Central Ministers as duds afraid of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who precipitated the crisis with the sole aim of making her son Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister, he said they were not in a position to save the State.

The Congress had announced its decision to bifurcate the State without deciding on the key issues like sharing of river water and power, revenue and apportioning debt.

Mr. Patrudu said if Telangana wanted to be separated, it was for them to find a new capital and not for Seemandhra people who wanted to stay together. The city was built over a few decades and it would take considerable time to build another city like that, he said, pointing out that it took nearly five years for construction of a flyover in Visakhapatnam.

As the agitation was gaining momentum, the future of the younger generation was at stake, the former Minister said adding for the past 13 years KCR pushed the State back with his agitation that drove away investments.

Mr. Patrudu said TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu was capable of providing able leadership to lead the State and bail out it from the present crisis and urged him to form a forum for the purpose.

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