New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday played safe on whether the creation of a separate Telangana state would help the Congress Party in the upcoming general elections , saying it is all about respecting the people’s wishes.
“It’s not a question of benefiting. It’s a question of respecting the wishes of the people. Political pluses and minuses are invariably there,” Advani told media here.
“So far as we are concerned, our party is concerned, if Telangana had not been formed when we formed three new states it was only because of our respecting one people coalition partners views otherwise we would have done it even then,” he put on.
The Congress Party earlier in day time cleared the formation of Telangana with Hyderabad as joint capital for 10 years.
Congress General Secretary and Andhra Pradesh in-charge Digvijay Singh after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting told the media here how the decision for a different Telangana state has been manufactured keeping in mind a long standing demand of individuals of the district.
He also caused it to be clear that it isn’t a poll-gimmick.
“I have stated earlier also that it has no relationship with the polls. Political expediency cannot be a reason for such a far-reaching decision,” he told the media listed.
Singh said the formation of Telangana isn’t compared to demand from states.
“Telangana’s case shouldn’t be compared to other states because this long history and it was mentioned on the inside first states re-organisation commission,” said Singh.
“If find historically, concern of Telangana has for ages been a critical one,” he added.
Singh said Telangana will have 10 zones.
“At the moment, depending purely is for your 10 districts of Telangana. But when the Associated with Ministers have decided you’re that and when there are any locations which have put in the demand the Group of Ministers can look at it,” he exclaimed.
Singh said there is adequate arrangement in Hyderabad for both states to power their affairs for next 10 months.
He further said marvelous, doesn’t it problems of Seemandhra always be kept in mind when we draft the legislation.
AICC General Secretary and in-charge of Communications Department Ajay Maken briefed the media all over the resolution which was passed the actual Congress Working Committee meeting presided by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and attended by Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi among many.
“It is resolved to request the Central Government to take steps in accordance with the Constitution of India: produce a separate state of Telangana set up simultaneously and within a definite time frame institute mechanism to address the concerns of those of the regions of Andhra, Rayalseema on matters relating to but not limited to sharing of river waters, generation and distribution of electricity, safety and security of all residents in all of the three regions and the guarantee in the fundamental rights of all residents; to declare that Hyderabad may just be the common capital of both states with the period of 10 years after occurance of the state Telangana likewise put in position legal and administrative measures to particular both state governments could work efficiently from the common capital during the said period of 10 years; to assistance with the building of a better capital for the residuary regarding Andhra Pradesh within a time period of 10 years; to declare the Polavaram irrigation project as a national project and to provide adequate funds to complete the same; to identify the special needs of the backward regions and districts of Andhra Pradesh deliver adequate funds for the development of those areas; and alternatives the Government of Andhra Pradesh. And after the formation of a state of Telangana, assist the two state governments to maintain law and order and ensure peace and harmony in all of the regions and districts;” he said, while reading the operative part of the resolution.
” teluguwap Working Committee acknowledges how the decision to make a separate associated with Telangana will not be an easy decision. The choice taken today has been taken stop smoking . widest possible consultations and after using the excellent the requirement for a separate state of Telangana since 1956. The Congress Working Committee draws all Congress men and ladies as well as to every one of the Telugu speaking people and the residents of Andhra Pradesh to extend their fullest cooperation guarantee that this resolution can be implemented in letter and spirit likewise a manner that ensures peace and goodwill and progress and prosperity of all the areas of people of both states,” he newly added.
The Union Cabinet will meet on Thursday for taking a final call on Telangana formation. (ANI)