Hyderabad: The CPI(M) MLA, Mr Julakanti Ranga Reddy, on Tuesday held the Congress high command solely responsible for the political uncertainty prevailing in the State.
Speaking to mediapersons after meeting the Chief Minister in the Secretariat, Mr Ranga Reddy said the Congress-led UPA government has made Telangana issue critical by dragging the issue by appointing Justice B N Srikrishna Committee and holding all-party meetings. The “irresponsible” behavior of the Congress high command has caused suicides of over 600 youths, damage to properties worth hundreds of crores and disturbance of academic schedule. He also opined that investments to the State also came down due to political unrest prevailing in the State.
Referring to the recent statements of the Union Ministers, Mr P. Chidambaram and Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, on the issue of Telangana Statehood, Mr Julakanti accused the Congress national leaders of provoking the people of Telangana region by their irresponsible utterances. The Congress leaders were playing roles of hero, villain and comedian on the issue of Telangana, he added.
Stating that no one was able to guess the intention of the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, on the issue, Mr Ranga Reddy said the Centre should immediately take a decision, which would be acceptable to all, and remove the political uncertainty in the State. The Congress party had no hurdles to take a decision on formation of separate Telangana, he added. He also charged the Congress party with playing opportunistic politics on the formation of separate Telangana issue.
However, Mr Ranga Reddy evaded an answer to a question over the decision of CPI legislators from Telangana region to resign from their posts.