As a matter of its national policy, the BJP is in favour of bifurcation of the State but it also has many voices of dissent emerging from within its ranks in Seemandhra region and they are getting louder with each passing day.
The ‘Seemandhra Udyama Committee’ is upset with the manner in which the Congress has handled the Telangana issue just about six months away from the 2014 elections, and it is not prepared to remain a mute spectator to the injustice being meted to people of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.
The committee has made it clear to its State leadership that it will not support bifurcation without first having the apprehensions cleared and a concrete action plan announced by the Congress.
It has doubts whether the Telangana Bill would be tabled in Parliament at all given the complexities involved and failure of the ruling party in creating an atmosphere that is conducive for taking up bifurcation. Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, committee chairman Yadlapati Raghunath Babu said the BJP had carved out Chhattisgarh and some other States after doing its homework well and clearing the deep suspicions (about the formation of new States), whereas the Telangana issue is a much more complicated one that required wide-ranging consultations and taking people of the entire State into confidence. The ‘T’ note might be placed before the Cabinet but it’s just the beginning of a long arduous process of creating the new State.
Says it is not ready to remain a mute spectator to the injustice being meted to people of Seemandhra