BJP, TRS raise Telangana issue in Assembly

BJP legislator G Kishan Reddy and TRS MLA T Harish Rao used the no-confidence motion to highlight the Telangana issue. Both the leaders demanded the Centre to keep its promise made on December 9, 2009 and concede a separate State.

If Hindi-speaking people have ten States, why can’t Telugu-speaking public have two separate States, questioned the BJP leader. “The people of the Telangana and Seemandhra regions have been at loggerheads since the State of Andhra Pradesh was formed in 1956.

The popular saying that a unified family can offer an environment of great happiness is the thing of the past. Now the saying goes like, live separately and be happy for ever. This would be very apt if Andhra Pradesh is bifurcated,” Kishan Reddy observed.

He also assured that there would be no problem for non-Telanganites living in Hyderabad even after separation. People from Seemandhra and different States need not worry about this issue, Kishan Reddy said.

“Even after separation from the erstwhile Madras Presidency, lakhs of Andhra people remained in Chennai and made it their home.

Same would be the case in Hyderabad also. People can remain here even after Telangana State is formed. The only thing is politicians should go to their own constituencies. And that is the primary reason why leaders from Congress and Telugu Desam were opposing the bifurcation,” the BJP leader added.

Telangana neglected under Kiran’s regime

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who time and again, comes out with statements that nothing is in my hands regarding separate statehood is functioning as if he was the CM for Seemandhra region, alleged, Harish Rao, while speaking in the Assembly on Monday.

“Telangana citizens are being treated as second class citizens by this government. Funds for welfare schemes were offered in bountiful for Seemandhra, whereas the Telangana region is being given a step-motherly treatment. Devadula, Pranahitha-Chevella Projects were neglected. Same is the case with farmers from the region.

Chief Minister had promised Rs.4500 crores package for drinking water scheme in Chittoor District while the same in Medak district requires just Rs.70 crores but the fund is not being released,” Harish stated.

People of the Telangana region had lost faith in the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government and that is the reason why the TRS was supporting the no-confidence motion, Harish Rao stated. [The HANS India]

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