‘Speak on one-on-one basis with parties divided in their opinions on Telangana’

CPM state secretary B.V. Raghavulu on Monday urged the Union Government to come out with their clear stand on the Telangana issue immediately if it had any intention of saving Andhra Pradesh from the current paralysed state of development.

Move towards solution

Speaking at a press meet at Anantapur, he said that the Union Government was playing with the emotions of the people of the State and immediately had to stop doing so and move towards a solution or atleast stand clear on its proposed course, which can be either supportive or against the formation of a separate Telangana.

On the other hand, he appealed to the Centre to speak on a one-on-one basis with those parties which were evidently divided in their opinions on the Telangana issue before it convened a meeting of all parties to sort out the matter.

He asked the Congress party to take the lead in the matter and then deliberate with others.

Meanwhile, he took the rape case of a para-medical student in Delhi as an example to elucidate how the Centre failed in governance not just in this, but in a host of other issues as well.

He supported the popular argument that stricter measures and, if required, newer laws were needed to tackle the menace of rapes in the union capital territory to save women from abuse.

Mr. Raghavulu, who went to Kuderu mandal to support the land struggle taken up by the district CPM party, said that the CPM would continue the struggle to its logical end and ensure that the land rights of the poor were protected.

Later in the evening, Mr. Raghavulu spoke at a public meeting near the clock tower in Anantapur town, where he accused the State government of sheer indifference to the plight of all sections of the people.