The CPI leader reiterates party’s commitment to separate Telangana

Prolonged delay in taking a decision on formation of Telangana has led to the present crisis in the State. Leaders of various political parties in Seemandhra should be subjected to ‘lie detector’ test to expose their double standards on bifurcation of the State, said CPI State secretary K. Narayana.

The Congress leaders in Seemandhra, who had enjoyed power all these years, as also those of other political parties in Seemandhra were telling ‘lies’ in view of opposition from the people of Seemandhra.

The Telangana Bill could not be defeated and there was no point in the Seemandhra leaders making a hue and cry over the issue at this stage, Mr. Narayana told a media conference here on Saturday.

Instead of trying to deceive the people of Seemandhra further, the leaders should try to allay their apprehensions on the problems to be faced by them post division of the state.

The CPI wants a discussion in the Assembly and the political parties to pronounce their stand on the issue. He felt that the BJP could change its stand on the issue after its pact with the Telugu Desam Party. The YSRC, which favoured bifurcation of the State in its election manifesto, changed its stand later.

Reiterating the commitment of the CPI to the bifurcation of the State, Mr. Narayana suggested that the Seemandhra leaders could raise the issue of problems to be faced by the Seemandhra employees in Hyderabad, formation of development councils for the backward north Andhra and Rayalaseema regions for their overall development.

Railway zone

Replying to queries, the CPI State secretary said that the party had been demanding creation of a separate railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters even before the bifurcation of the State came up and now the issue would be pursued with greater zeal.

CPI district committee secretary J.V. Satyanarayana Murthy was also present.

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