Division Politically Motivated: YSRCP
Hyderabad, July 31 (INN): Describing as politically motivated the Congress decision to split the state into two, YSR Congress has said uncertainty looms large over Seemandhra and this would spell doom to the UPA in the ensuing elections.
“The decision was not to carve a separate Telangana but it has created a separate Seemandhra with scant infrastructure with the sole intention of gaining seats with the help of TRS as surveys have predicted very poor performance by the Congress in the next general elections, “ party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu told reporters here on Wednesday.
The division of the state is not to honour the sentiments of any one region, but it is absolutely politically motivated; in the process people of Seemandhra are put to a great disadvantage. We have written to the Centre that any decision that it takes should be agreeable to all stakeholders and people of no region should be left in the lurch.
We advocated that the issue should be sorted out as a family matter and no member should be ignored or belittled if the division is inevitable.
The decision has raised contrasting feelings among the two regions and such decision without considering and discussing the future consequences is not in the true spirit of democracy.
The timing of the decision clearly shows that it is politically motivated as the Seemandhra leaders, who had put in their papers immediately after the December 9 announcement, have now fell silent. This indicates that the leaders have been subdued, lured or influenced by the high command.
“Seemandhra leaders should quit their posts in protest against the decision as it affects the lives of the entire region.
“Chandrababu Naidu, who came out of hibernation started speaking about the package Seemandhra needs to get its infrastructure but did not utter a single word about the injustice meted out to the region. This shows that he is hand-in-glove with Delhi,” he said.
The TDP was a mute spectator to the developments as if tutored and kept itself aloof from such an important development without giving its view and suddenly wakes up with some financials about how much it would cost to build a new capital. This shows that the Party has lost its relevance and is not in touch with the people.
Seemandhra people do not know where the capital would be, they are totally in dark about the power situation and have no inkling about water sharing and do not know the right they have in the joint capital. Without answering such questions, if Centre announces the division of the state, it is unilateral and without taking into consideration the sentiments and future problems in to account. Hence we term it as a politically motivated decision, he said.
Andhra Pradesh has been a goose which gave 33 golden eggs to the Centre and if it wishes to bisect the State, Congress will suffer badly at the hustings, he said.