Hyderabad, August 15 : Affirming that the State is wading through stormy issues in wake of the Centre’s unilateral and authoritarian decision of bifurcation, YSR Congress Honorary President YS Vijayamma has said Delhi should maintain status quo if it cannot do justice to all regions in the name of division.
Addressing party cadre after unfurling the tri-colour at the party headquarters here on Thursday, she siad: “We are not against the creation of separate Telangana, but other regions should not be affected by the exercise and the Centre has failed to address the far reaching consequences arising out of the division.”
“It has not taking all stake holders into consideration before announcing the decision and it did not discuss the modalities of division which would be agreeable to all regions. Its motive is purely political and the arithmetic is only on votes and seats and not on the contentious issues like river water sharing, capital city and other such topics,” she said.
Instead of playing the role of a father and giving equal share to the children while parting ways, the Centre has taken sides by pampering one region and sidelining the other. This gross injustice will be fought tooth and nail and an indefinite fast will be taken up at Vijayawada from August 19 to maintain status quo if justice cannot be done to all regions.
Holding N Chandrababu Naidu responsible for the crisis, she said it was the TDP leader who has given his consent like a blank cheque which has enabled the Centre to take such unilateral decision.
Recalling YSR governance, she said, “YSR has treated all the regions equally and had done justice to all parts. His welfare schemes reached to the poor of all the regions and projects have come up in all the regions. He believed in balancing welfare and development and advocated for a balanced regional development.”
Situation has changed now with all his welfare schemes being shelved or punctured and Congress whipping regional passions. Taking decisions before elections for the sake of political gains has created chaos in the state and I appeal to the people to stand up for the cause and fight for justice.
People do not find one good reason to vote for Congress as the party has hiked power tariff, increased bus fares and has taken many anti-people decisions while the welfare schemes like Aarogyasri, free power to farmers, fees reimbursement and Jalayagnam were watered down.
While TDP has played into the hands of Congress, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who is the lone voice of protest was undemocratically arrested and kept away from the people. Even during British rule there was no such oppression.
The spirit of independence which is result of a protracted freedom struggle should be safeguarded and good days are ahead, she said. INN