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Naidu showing his true colours: KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said that his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu was showing his true colours setting up obstacles in the development of Telangana out of vengeance over formation of the new State.

The resolution of AP Assembly supporting the ordinance on Polavaram project that transferred 205 villages of Khammam to East Godavari district was a dictatorial step taken in the heart of Telangana. People of Telangana agreed to allow Hyderabad as the joint capital of two States for ten years but this was what Mr. Naidu did in the city, Mr. Rao said addressing a meeting in the TRS office on the occasion of two MLAs of Bahujan Samaj Party and nine MLCs, comprising five of Congress, two of TDP and two of teachers’ Constituencies, joining the party on Wednesday.

Mr. Rao said Mr. Naidu rushed to New Delhi even before the TRS government was formed on June 2 and got the ordinance issued. More recently, he denied power to Telangana by revoking power purchase agreements in violation of bifurcation law. Five Ministers of AP also went to Governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday to complain against the decision of Telangana government not to reimburse the fee of Andhra Pradesh students studying here. Thereby, the Ministers have admitted that the students were non-locals.

Mr. Rao also criticised Mr. Naidu for asking the Governor to mention in his address to the joint session of AP legislature that the State was “wounded” by bifurcation. This was despite the fact that the Governor had a crucial role in bifurcation.

He asked the Telangana TDP leaders to quit the party if they wanted to win the appreciation of people of the region. He wondered how they could continue in a party that passed a resolution supporting the ordinance on Polavaram. Such actions of AP did not go down well with leaders who joined the TRS today. They wanted to give stability to Telangana government in the wake of behaviour of the “enemy”.

The MLAs who joined the party were A. Indrakaran Reddy and Koneru Konappa and the MLCs were V. Bhupal Reddy, K.R. Amos, T. Bhanuprasad, N. Rajalingam and S. Jagadishwar Reddy (all of Congress), B. Venkateswarlu and M.A. Saleem of TDP, Pula Ravinder and K Janardhan Reddy of teachers’ Constituencies.


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