Modi for Telangana, but says Cong move has political overtones
Ahmedabad: Attributing the Congress' nod for creation of separate Telangana state to the "sustained struggle by people", Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Congress had dithered on the issue for long and conceded it only ahead of elections.
While welcoming any forward movement on Telangana, Modi also raised doubts over the "intent" of the Congress-led UPA government over sticking to its stand on the issue this time around, citing repeated "dilly-dallying" in the past. "Due to the power of people, Congress is forced to do in the last few days what it had shied away from doing in the last 9 years on Telangana," Modi said in an open letter to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
"Instead of facing the people of Andhra Pradesh all these years, Congress hid behind committees and reports. Will they apologise to the people of AP on this?" Modi said addressing the people as "dear brothers and sisters from all regions of Andhra Pradesh".
"Congress' conduct on Telangana has neither been transparent nor consistent. The decision, which comes a few months before elections, has political colours," said the BJP's election campaign committee chief, who is viewed as the saffron party's most likely candidate for the prime ministership in 2014.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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