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Updated: January 9, 2014 10:21 IST

Azad unhappy with Telangana Congress leaders

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AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana
arriving at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
The Hindu AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana arriving at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

Their failure to cash in on bifurcation upsets the Congress leader

Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday reportedly conveyed his displeasure to senior Telangana Congress leaders over the party’s inability to wrest the initiative in their region in spite of the Centre’s decision to bifurcate the State.

Mr. Azad said this in an interaction with senior Congress leaders including D. Srinivas, C. Damodar Raj Narasimha, K. Jana Reddy, Md Ali Shabbir at Gandhi Bhavan. PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana was also present.

The Congress leader was quoted as saying that had not the high command favoured division, YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy would have swept the general elections. “We could confine him to Seemandhra but the Telangana Congress leaders are unable to derive mileage from the bifurcation move,” he said.

The Union Minister also remarked that whether the TRS merged with the Congress or not, the ruling party should take credit for division. On defections, he said leaders who want to leave the party were free to do so as the leadership knew how to strengthen the party in Seemandhra. Later, speaking to reporters, Mr. Azad said he was confident that the Telangana Bill would come up in Parliament once the discussions were complete in the A. P. Legislature. Whichever way a majority of members the Legislature wanted it, the State could do so, after which the Bill would be introduced in Parliament. “The President has given the Legislature 42 days to discuss it and send it back to the Centre for introduction Parliament,” he said and noted that there was no discussion on the Bill though it was one month since it was referred to the Assembly. He dismissed reports that Chief Minister Kiran Reddy would launch his own party soon.

The real face of Congress in bifurcating the AP State has now come out.
It is now very much clear that the Congress is contemplating for AP
State Bifurcation only for political gain and not for people welfare.

from:  T Rajeswar Rao
Posted on: Jan 10, 2014 at 15:08 IST

There is a common belief that,in spite of any number of attempts to suppress facts, ultimately truth will prevail. The motives of Congress party to retain power, to remain in power or to dilute opponents are practiced for several decades. To be precise, since late sixties, these type of trends were witnessed. After the emergence of Jayaprakash Narayan in the North, the efforts of Congress High Command did not bear fruit for some time. Again after the exit of Late PV Narasimha Rao, vested interests served as sycophants to Sonia Gandhi to attempt in bringing Gandhi dynasty into power. For this the entire party disregarded constitutional and ethical values. UPA I and II made the economy to suffer severely. The Nation can not afford to remain complacent any further. History will be repeated.

from:  P Krishna Dwaipayana
Posted on: Jan 10, 2014 at 06:40 IST

The truth is out, Azad has now stated openly that the state was divided
with an intention to contain YSRCP and this shows the dubious intentions
of Congress. The party is already doomed in Seemandhra and will face the
same fate in Telangana.

from:  harry
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 14:10 IST
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