BJP would support the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill ‘without compromising on the basic principles’ and only after securing ‘justice to all’ (regions), he said in Hyderabad. (Agencies)
Lashing out at Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh for his statement that the Bill, which stipulates creation of Telangana state, would get Parliament's nod if the BJP co-operates, Naidu said "You never consult, you want to insult. What is this political tamasha (drama)?"
Addressing the state executive committee meeting of BJP on Monday afternoon, the Rajya Sabha MP said that the Congress has no right to question BJP over the statehood issue.
"The Prime Minister proposes and the (AP) Chief Minister rejects. The Congress delayed a decision on Telangana for ten years calculating votes and percentages that will accrue to it. Is it a party at all?" Naidu said.
While 1,000 youths lost their lives in Telangana for the cause of a separate state, 350 died in Seemandhra for a united state, Naidu said.
"Is not the Congress responsible for this? Now they are building temples for Sonia Gandhi and hailing her as the mother of Telangana. What is this ‘tamasha’ going on in the state?" he asked.
Referring to Digvijay Singh's remarks that they permitted the Andhra Pradesh Congress leaders to ‘defeat’ the Telangana Bill in the State Legislature, Naidu said that there could not be a more ridiculous claim than this.
Asserting that the BJP, which favours creation of smaller states, would not go back on Telangana, with ten districts and Hyderabad as the capital, Naidu, however, wanted the Centre to address the concerns of both the regions.
"Our demand is that justice should be done to all regions. Without compromising on the basic principles, we are ready to support the Bill (in Parliament)," he said.
State BJP President G Kishan Reddy and other leaders attended the meeting.
BJP would support the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill ‘without compromising on the basic principles’ and only after securing ‘justice to all’ (regions), he said in Hyderabad.