"Both Congress and BJP have together laid the foundation of a wrong and unhealthy tradition. There is a provision in Article 3 in the Constitution for the Central government to create a new state. A healthy tradition should have been adopted for the formation of Telangana," said Kumar.

Stating that his party was not against Telangana and the Bill was cleared when both Congress and BJP joined hands, Kumar, who is the driving force of the Janata Dal (United), said that his party members had walked out of the Lok Sabha during voting on the Bill on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister said that the wrong process adopted had ruffled the feelings of both supporters and opponents of the Telangana state.

Earlier in December last year, Kumar had met YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy in Patna and shared his concern over the Centre's efforts to create a separate state of Telangana without acquiring the consent of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

He had promised Jagan that the JD (U) would protest against this.

(Agencies)

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