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Will form Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power: BJP


Updated: July 28, 2013, 12:12 PM IST
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Will form Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power: BJP
While the UPA is in discussion over Telangana, BJP alleges Congress of non seriousness over the issue.

New Delhi: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday claimed that the party Will form a seperate state for Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power in the centre.

The BJP has been accusing the Congress of not being serious over the Telangana issue with the party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Saturday saying that the BJP will agree for nothing less than complete statehood of Telangana. "Telangana's demand is a demand for justice. We want complete statehood of Telangana," Javdekar had said.

The BJP has maintained that the Congress has been betraying the people over the issue for the last 56 years.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday had assured all Andhra Pradesh cabinet ministers that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will consider all options before a final decision on a separate state is taken, sources said.

There have been high-level discussions doing the rounds regarding the issue of creation of a separate state for Telangana. The Congress central leadership and the state PCC leadership On friday met to discuss the demand for creation of Telangana. AICC General Secretary and incharge of Andhra Pradesh Digivijay Singh and his predecessor Ghulam Nabi Azad had held separate discussions with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana and Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha.

The decision could be announced in the first week of August and may be formalised at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) after which the issue could go to Parliament for passage of a bill for the purpose.

First Published: July 28, 2013, 12:12 PM IST
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