Vijayawada, August 29 (INN): Alleging that the Congress party treated Telangana as an internal party matter, TDP senior leader Gali Muddukrishnamma Naidu said that the ruling party had not right to divide Andhra Pradesh.
Talking to reporters here, Naidu said that the Telangana issue was blown out of proportion by the Congress party and by having a tie-up with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2004 elections, the Congress strengthened the sentiments of separatism to gain political mileage in future. He said that the Congress Working Committee took a decision in favour of Telangana only to gain political mileage.
The TDP leader also accused the YSR Congress party of enacting political dramas in Seemandhra region by supporting Samaikhyandhra. He said both Vijayamma and Sharmila supported separate Telangana during their meetings in Telangana region. However, now they are advocating Samaikhyandhra for political gains. He predicted that the YSRCP and TRS would eventually merge with the Congress party which has been making efforts to emerge as the ultimately beneficiary of Telangana issue.