‘No State to be bifurcated based on sentiments, agitations'

There was no ambiguity in the Justice Srikrishna Committee's report on the Telangana issue and its sixth suggestion that the State must be kept unified must be implemented, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Dadi Veerabhadra Rao said here on Thursday.

There was no need for the Centre to discuss with the political parties again on the recommendations and many parties, including the Congress, had said earlier that they would abide by the report and hence the recommendation must be implemented, Mr. Veerabhadra Rao said at a press conference.

The committee also noted that its sixth recommendation was most workable and best for the social and economic development of the three regions of the State, the TDP leader pointed out.

He also wondered why Home Minster P. Chidambaram wanted to have a discussion on the other five suggestions, which the committee itself had felt would not be either practicable or acceptable to the people.

The first three were maintaining the status quo; dividing the State with Hyderabad as a Union Territory with the new States developing their own captials and forming a Rayala-Telangana State.

The fourth was bifurcating the State with the enlarged Hyderabad as a Union Territory on which the Committee felt it would be difficult to arrive at a consensus and the fifth was forming a new State of Telangana with Hyderabad as its capital and the Seemandhra to have a new capital, which the committee said was only the second best option.

Mr. Veerabhadra Rao said the Centre must honour the unanimous resolution made during the Presiding Officers conference held recently that no State must be bifurcated based on the sentiments and agitations, because there was no end to the issue.

The TDP leader demanded that the Government must come out with its decision. The issue must be solved once and for all and immediately since Andhra Pradesh had already lost a lot of development and there was no governance in the State while the Congress leaders were keen to keep the issue burning so that they could make a lot of money and fleece the State, he said.