Bharatiya Janata Party state unit president G Kishen Reddy on Friday demanded that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy convene an all-party meeting to address the Telangana issue immediately.
Talking to media persons at Assembly Media Point, the BJP leader stated that the government, instead of shirking its responsibility, should take the lead and introduce a resolution in the state Assembly urging the Centre to table a Bill in Parliament.
Mr Kishen Reddy said that the state government was attempting to wash its hands off its responsibilities by saying that Centre would take decision on Telangana state. It (the government) must take the lead to address the issue by passing a resolution in the state Assembly, the BJP leader stated.
Stating the administration in the bigger states is ‘very difficult,’ Mr Kishen Reddy stressed on the importance of smaller states for the implementation of development works and schemes and for administrative ease. “The development will be more in smaller states compared to bigger states,” the BJP leader pointed out.
The MLA said the political parties, Congress and TDP, should make collective efforts and see that a resolution in the House is introduced. This would not be going against their party line, Mr Kishen Reddy said, adding that these parties had mentioned separate Telangana in their election manifesto.
He also criticized the Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar for adjourning the House frequently instead of taking discussion on issues of public importance.