Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: Finding fault with the Justice Srikrishna Committee over the manner in which it was functioning, senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nallu Indrasena Reddy on Friday advised the committee members not to provoke the public by asking unnecessary questions during their consultations with various stakeholders on the issue of carving out separate Telangana State.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Reddy wondered why the Central government had constituted the committee though the Parliament was the ultimate authority to form a State.

Telangana issue

“The committee members seem to be holidaying in Hyderabad. We strongly object to questions being posed by them to the public on issues like possible changes in the political equations, sympathies towards various political parties in the event of carving out separate Telangana State and so on,” he said.

Accusing the committee of being “politically motivated”, Mr. Reddy said there was no need for the committee to discuss issues like political equations.

“The BJP has always been clear about separate Telangana issue.

Price rise

The Parliament must take a decision without any further delay,” he said.

On the State's finances, Mr. Reddy accused the Government of turning a deaf ear to the problems like spiralling prices of commodities.

He demanded that the Government publish a white paper on financial position, as it was unable to release funds for welfare schemes and complete the pending irrigation projects.