Hyderabad: The TDP Chief, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday made it clear that his party would not attend the all party meeting to be convened by the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Telangana Statehood issue.
Speaking at a media conference in NTR Trust Bhavan here, Mr Chandrababu Naidu said that the TDP has already conveyed its stand on the issue to the Union Government, which has the responsibility to take a decision on the issue. Hence, there was no need to attend the all party meeting. It was for the Union Government to take a decision on the issue of Telangana statehood, which created political uncertainty and unrest in the State.
He also strongly objected to the restrictions put by the Centre on the hunger strike of social worker Mr Anna Hazare, who was spearheading the agitation for Jan Lokpal to end political corruption in the country. The people had a right to express protest in the democracy. He charged the Union Government with trying to muzzle the voices of social activists, who were agitating in peaceful and democratic way.
Claiming that corruption has increased in the Country, Mr Naidu pointed out that the government was ordering probe into the irregularities and corrupt deals only due to directions from the Courts.
He Pooh-Poohed the comments made by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on corruption.
He alleged that the Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy was not trying to know the problems beings faced by the farmers in the State. The Chief Minister has not even visited the areas where crop holiday was declared by the farmers, he regretted.