"I met Modi. I requested him. They (Congress) are doing all these things. These are all the violations.. ... So you use your good offices...You tell your party (to stop it)...," he said.

Lok Sabha passes Telangana Bill

Naidu, who is believed to be moving closer to the BJP-led NDA, said he was not bothered about an alliance at a time when the country is in a crisis.

"I am not bothered about an alliance...But first, our duty is very clear. Country is in deep trouble. This is a national crisis," the TDP chief said.

He urged all political parties to use their wisdom to save the Constitution of India and protect the spirit of federalism and solve the problems.

"I am appealing to everybody. I have met leaders of all political parties. ...Rise to the occasion. Be statesmen. ... Otherwise (bifurcation) will be a big humiliation for Seemandhra people," the former Andhra Pradesh CM said.

He said the Centre’s decision to pass the Telangana Bill in the Lok Sabha is violation of the Constitution.

"It is also violating the Supreme Court judgement in the SR Bommai case and unilateral and arbitrary use of Article 3 of the Constitution. First you amend the Constitution. Then do the bifurcation process," Naidu said.

He said this type of situation has never arisen during the creation of any other state.

The process of forming the country's 29th state moved a step closer to realization on Tuesday with the Lok Sabha passing a historic bill to carve Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh amid din and strong protests by members from Seemandhra region, including ministers.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014, which has been hanging fire for long, was adopted by voice vote along with 38 official amendments, with main Opposition BJP coming on board.


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