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Only a bill will see Telangana materialise: BJP

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Nitin Gadkari. File Photo
Nitin Gadkari. File Photo

Srikrishna Committee is just a time-pass panel, says Gadkari

Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday demanded that the United Progressive Alliance government pilot a bill on Telangana in Parliament, vowing the support of its members for the cause.

Addressing a public meeting here, called ‘Telangana Poru' to mark the BJP's struggle for a separate State, Mr. Gadkari said: “The Srikrishna Committee is just a time-pass committee. Only a bill will see Telangana materialise.”

This was the first in a series of meetings to be held in the backward region over the next few days, he noted.

Mr. Gadkari said the National Democratic Alliance would relocate irrigation from the State list to the concurrent list if it came to power after the next elections. This would ensure Central funds for many irrigation projects, he said. Irrigation was high on the NDA's agenda, and shifting the subject to the concurrent list would be the first task when it returned to power. “All the projects will be given 50 per cent funding from the Centre.”

Mr. Gadkari was highly critical of the Congress and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for deploying paramilitary forces in Andhra Pradesh in view of the Telangana agitation.

“While the government does not deploy sufficient forces to protect borders, it sends paramilitary to suppress a democratic struggle,” he said.

BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit president G. Kishan Reddy demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu clearly state their stand on Telangana.

Senior leaders Bandaru Dattatreya and Ch. Vidyasagar Rao predicted a political trauma in the State after January 6 in which TDP would be washed out.

Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman M. Kodandaram and Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers Union president Swamy Goud attended the meeting, among others.

BJP created huge problems in the north by dividing Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Those new states have not benefited from any fast developments. Instead, the new states are mired in huge corruption scandals and troubled by Maoist rebels. Hopefully, Congress will not make the same mistake by dividing Andhra Pradesh, which will set off domino effect agitations in Maharastra, Gujarat and other states. The solutions to unequal developments, is not to create more bureaucracy. Instead, central and state governments should work towards decentralized development.

from:  Vasu
Posted on: Jan 6, 2011 at 03:48 IST

What you see today amongst the political parties must be happening to India before becoming a slave nation. We want to make states because it gives our parties more power. We want to liberate these states as into separate kingdoms so that we can become kings. We dont want to see a report done by the approved group of experts. We will go do dharna. We will incite people to loot, arson, burn public buildings so that a common man can not go to work and make a living. We will not let children go to school. We will grow criminals into becoming political leaders. We will rule, take bribes, sell nation and destroy democracy. We will try to accuse the prime minister so that he cannot work in global scence. We are Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, tribals, and others and will not accept one another as humans. We are going to destroy the progress made! We are BJP, Congress, Huriyat, etc. We dont like Soniaji because she is Italian. We dont like Dr Singh because we are some other religion. We will continue to criminal activities and if you check us, we will play the religion card! We dont want police of security forces. This is free India.We want to destroy it. We cannot be compared to any nation, right or wrong, because we are superior and we will not follow any law of the land.

from:  Mahendra Verma
Posted on: Jan 6, 2011 at 02:49 IST

The way forward as we see it, is a five point action plan for the Government to embrace. First, set in motion the process of creating Telangana with Hyderabad as its capital. Two, let the Rayalseema and Andhra regions decide whether they want to be together or have separate states and if they prefer to separate trifurcate AP into Telangana, Andhra and Rayalseema. Thirdly, announce a development package for Telangana which has been grossly neglected and for the other state/s to develop a capital in either Vijaywada/Vishakapatnam/Tirupati as they see fit. Fourthly, set up a bifurcation/trifurcation committee to work out the modalities of repatriation of employees working in the Government sector to their respective regions, and for the sharing of river waters and other disputes arising out of the division. Fifthly, set up a transition Government comprising of equal representation from all three regions to ensure a fair and peaceful division and birth of new states.

from:  Neera Kishore
Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 12:36 IST

It looks like Chandrasekar Rao's party is committed to creating trouble starting with Dharna and sabotaging the State and its business, irrespective of what the Krishna Committee's decision is. People like him are the ones who are dragging the Country behind. If not, why can't they attend Mr. Chidambaram's meeting and then decide their course of action. Are they clear about what they want other than Chaos in AP State?

from:  Sugato Bose
Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 05:25 IST

Seems like Telangana is just a dream which will not materialise. We will always suffer. We are just fighting for survival. Nobody understands.

from:  Dr Priyanka Naware
Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 04:39 IST

The movement for Telangana statehood is not K C R-inspired.Yet,some from Andhra region do not miss a single opportunity to malign K C R.The committee's report can be made available to all the political parties in A P.Where is the need for meeting?

from:  Gajanan Taman
Posted on: Jan 4, 2011 at 22:45 IST

The 8-Party meeting has lost all its sheen. According to latest news,Telugu Desham also decided to boycott the meeting.

from:  Gajanan Taman
Posted on: Jan 4, 2011 at 09:01 IST

KCR's TRS party and BJP accepted Srikrishna Committee, met with them presented their views to the commission. All the SriKrishna committee members traveled across the state, seen the developments in each region, conducted exhaustive interviews with different sections of the state public. They worked hard, are honest in their assessment and came up with an unbiased report. Now corrupt KCR and divisive minded BJP are making statements and are trying to provoke mass sentiments with their unjustified and selfish actions. First look at the commission’s report, debate with open mind, identify pros and cons and come up with a follow up action. These corrupt political leaders haven't done anything to the region and has no plans what how they would achieve all round progress of the region, corrupted the minds of general public by creating enmity among the people of different regions. Public should realize this and let the politicians know they are more interest all round development not hate based campaign.

from:  Kumar
Posted on: Jan 3, 2011 at 19:03 IST

One political party should have one opinion on any issue. Chidambaram shouldn't have invited two representatives from one political party. Good decision from TRS & BJP.

from:  Ravi Jally
Posted on: Jan 3, 2011 at 16:17 IST
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