Hyderabad: Pointing out to the remarks of the senior Congress leader and Union Minister for Petroleum, Mr S Jaipal Reddy, that the Congress was a national party and it was totally opposed to regionalism and sub-regionalism, the national BJP official spokesperson, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, has said that the Union minister’s remarks made crystal clear that the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre would not concede separate Telangana State.
Speaking to mediapersons in the State party office here on Sunday, along with the national BJP leader, Mr N Indrasena Reddy, the State party vice-president, Mr Chinta Sambamurthy, general secretary, Mr N Ramchander Rao, the official spokesperson, Mr N V S S Prabhakar, Mr Rudy said that it became very clear with the statement of Mr Jaipal Reddy, that the Congress party was opposed to smaller States. Taking serious exception to the Union minister’s remark that the Congress alone was the national party, Mr Rudy said that it was amply clear that the Congress has scant respect for democratic traditions and Opposition parties in the country.
Stating that the UPA government was contemplating to bring Communal Violence Bill, he said that his party would oppose it tooth and nail. He felt that if at all the Congress wants to bring in such a Bill, it should take the Opposition parties into confidence and table the Bill in Parliament only after eliciting opinion of the people of the country. Observing that the proposed Bill has several lacunae and suspicions among the people, the BJP leader said that only one section of the community will be benefited by such legislation.
Stating that his party was opposing the US Federal Court’s ruling on Mumbai terror attack case convict Rana Wendley, Mr Rudy said that the US court acquitted Rana due to mishandling of the case by the Indian government.
Stating that the BJP has extended its total support to Baba Ramdev’s indefinite hunger strike over corruption and accumulation of black money in the country, Mr Rudy said that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, proved his incompetence by obstructing the Yoga guru’s fast.