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Vertical split in TDP likely over T-State?

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Vertical split in TDP likely over T-State?
Vertical split in TDP likely over T-State?

Hyderabad,Dec 14: With the Centre’s decision to accord ‘Go-ahead’ to Telangana state formation, the rulilng Congress as well as the Opposition Telugu Desam seem to have faced vertical splits or internal crisis from within, as you may call.While a Congress group of legislators from Telangana region favour bifurcation of the state, many propose the United Andhra Pradesh concept opposing a geographical division. A few Telugu Desam legislators even held a meeting on Monday and resolved to urge party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to launch a separate unit of the party for the Telangana region.Talking to newsmen,TDP deputy leader in the Assembly Nagam Janardhan Reddy said the party president has been urged to ‘‘open a TDP branch for Telangana.’’The demand was made even as Naidu was addressing a separate press meet at the NTR Bhavan, the party’s headquarters accusing the Congress Central leadership of  complicating the issue with its unilateral decision on Telangana.

Naidu also admitted that the issue had divided the party along regional lines but hoped  his party would come out with a solution in a couple of days after a debate.Earlier,Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed admitted that there was no consensus in the party over Telangana issue.``There are two kinds of views in the party on the formation of Telangana. Leaders from Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra do not want a new state," Ahmed told newsmen. He sought further progress was only possible if there was a resolution from the State Assembly.Meanwhile,Errabelli Dayakar Rao (TDP), an MLA with a considerable clout from Telangana region, on Monday afternoon clearly signaled that if Naidu says yes to ‘Jai Telangana’  the group of legislators from Telangana would flock together with the parent party. Accompanied by other TDP legislators, Janardhan Reddy raised slogans of "Jai Telangana" and said they would fight to achieve the separate state.

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Janardhan Reddy,a former minister, demanded that New Delhi move a bill in Parliament to carve Telangana state. "Passing a resolution in the Assembly is not needed. It is a delaying tactic by the Congress. It should immediately table a Bill in Parliament," he said.The TDP MLAs met after Assembly Speaker Kirankumar Reddy adjourned the House sine die. Earlier, the House witnessed pandemonium in the day with the Congress and Telugu Desam leaders from Telangana region shouting pro and anti-Telangana slogans.The Communist Party of India (Marx), which did not spell out a clear stand on T-State formation, backed TRS and Telugu Desam indicating that the party has no objection to a separate state, recently seemed to join the chorus for a unified Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

 

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