The BJP national leadership had made it clear that the Bill for creation of Telangana would be supported unconditionally by the party in Parliament.

This was stated by senior party leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy here on Sunday. He said Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley had told a delegation of Telangana BJP leaders that the party would extend support to the Bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh without any condition.

The delegation met BJP national president Rajnath Singh and Mr. Arun Jaitley, among others on Saturday.

Pivotal role

Mr. Rajnath Singh had asked the party leaders from Telangana to go to people and explain the pivotal role played by BJP in formation of Telangana State.

“Had we not pressed for creation of Telangana, the thinking of Congress would have been different,” he reportedly told them.

Reminding Congress that the Bill on Telangana could be passed only with BJP’s support, Mr. Reddy sought to underline the crucial role of BJP in the context of parties with just a few MPs claiming that they were mainly responsible for Telangana formation.

Urging the Centre not to delay the process, the party would exert pressure till the Bill was introduced.

Denying differences in the party over the bifurcation issue, he claimed that a BJP-led Government would be formed at the Centre and it would develop both the new States on equal basis.

No electoral tie-ups

Ruling out the question of BJP entering into electoral tie-ups with other parties for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, he said that it would contest independently.