ANDHRA PRADESH

Naidu condemns attack

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Telugu Desam president, N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday condemned the terrorists' attack on Ram Temple in Ayodhya and praised the security forces for acting with alacrity in repulsing it.

Addressing a press conference, Mr. Naidu said the intention appeared to be to foment communal trouble and appealed to people to maintain calm. It was yet another attack in the series beginning with Red Fort, Parliament, Swaminarayan Temple near Ahmedabad and Kashmir Assembly.

But in each of these incidents, the security forces rose to the occasion and foiled the attempts. It shows that if people remain united, such attacks could be countered, he said.

No to bandh

He made it clear that his party would not participate in the bandh call given by the BJP. To another question, he said his party was of the view that the Ayodhya dispute could be resolved only by the Court.

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