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Telangana crisis: Jagan's indefinite fast enters fourth day

ANI  Hyderabad, October 08, 2013
First Published: 12:37 IST(8/10/2013) | Last Updated: 12:41 IST(8/10/2013)

YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike against the creation of a separate Telangana state entered the fourth day on Tuesday.

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According to reports, the health condition of Jagan, who began his indefinite fast on Saturday demanding the Centre to review its decision of bifurcating the state, is stable and his vital parameters are normal.

Expressing deep anguish over the arbitrary bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Reddy had earlier blamed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the 'crisis' in the state and accused her of exploiting sentiments of people to pave way for Rahul Gandhi to become the prime minister.

"Sonia Gandhi is responsible for the crisis in the state and she has been playing with the sentiments of the people with the singular motive of seeing to it that her son Rahul Gandhi is made Prime Minister," he said.

He further appealed to Sonia Gandhi to reconsider the decision, as creating a new state would badly affect the future generations of one region.

"The division is arbitrary in nature and does not address all issues that are bound to crop up after the bifurcation," he said. 

"The motive of the division could be political but Delhi cannot play with the sentiments of the people of one region. I once again appeal to the Centre to roll back its decision on division," he said, adding that BJP should also take a call on the issue and stand up for a united state.

Reddy earlier said his party would approach the Supreme Court, and ask it to tell the Centre to withdraw its arbitrary decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

"Why is no one talking about Bodoland, Gorkhaland or Vidarbha? We will be definitely going to the Supreme Court in protest. We are looking forward for some help, because this kind of arbitrarily doing, it is not helpful for the country. People are splitting this country for the sake of votes and seats," he said.


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