Says he can’t raise ‘Jai Telangana’ slogan as it’s a sensitive issue

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday expressed helplessness in raising Jai Telangana slogan to express his support for a separate State. He however, clarified that he was not against formation of Telangana.

Mr. Naidu was interacting with students of a school at Velmal Bopparam village in Laxmanchanda mandal on day-7 of his Vasthunna Mee Kosam padayatra in Adilabad district when the students asked him to exhibit his support for the separate State issue. They demanded him to raise Jai Telangana slogan which, he declined.

“I cannot raise Jai Telangana slogan now for people in Andhra will want me to raise Jai Samaikya slogan when I go there. You will once again blame me of nurturing dual policy on the sensitive issue,” the TDP president explained about his inability to raise the pro-Telangana slogan.

Dwelling at some length on the issue, Mr. Naidu said he was neither in a position to give Telangana or bring Telangana. “It is the Congress which has to do so and you should question that party,” he added.

Earlier, the TDP leader held a review meeting with party leaders from Adilabad Assembly constituency and Greater Hyderabad unit. He announced the name of Payal Shankar as party’s candidate from Adilabad Assembly constituency in the next elections. Mr. Naidu started his padayatra from Muktapur where he had spent the night. He addressed road side meetings at Muktapur, Peechara-Dharmaram, Mallapur before reaching Laxmanchanda mandal head quarter.

The TDP president said if the party returns to power a separate Ministry to look into the problems of people who go to the Gulf countries in search of employment will be formed.


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