‘UPA government using bifurcation tactic for political gains’

The CPI (M) has alleged that the UPA government was using the bifurcation tactic for its political gains.

Central Committee member M.A. Gafoor said that the Congress party was responsible for creating unrest in the State. He demanded that the UPA government constitute a ‘Central Committee’ excluding the Congress party members to take the public opinion.

“Dividing the States on linguistic lines was implemented after several discussions. Decision to divide the State now is completely political,” he added. He also said that formation of Telangana would spur separate statehood demands from other parts of the country like Gorkhaland, Vidarbha and Bodoland.

At a media conference here on Sunday, Mr. Gafoor blamed the political parties in Andhra Pradesh for not showing dedication towards the cause of the unified State. “Instead of submitting fake resignations and inciting the people, the political parties should clarify their stand on the future of the State,” he added. Meanwhile, relay hunger strikes opposing the formation of Telangana continued in the city. Cable operators and Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) at ‘Nalugu Kalla Mandapam’, Medical and Health JAC at Potti Sriramulu statue and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams’ (TTD) employees at TTD administrative building continued their fast.