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BJP blames Cong TDP for Andhra crisis

india Updated: Dec 12, 2009 15:00 IST

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The Andhra BJP on Saturday held ruling Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) responsible for the present political crisis in the state following the decision to carve out separate Telangana.

"TDP had supported separate statehood before polls, but now it has taken a 'U' turn after the Centre's announcement to initiate the process for forming Telangana," BJP spokesperson N Ramachandra Rao told reporters here.

Rao also accused Congress for creating hurdles in the smooth formation of Telangana and said the ruling party should have moved a bill in the state assembly as demanded by BJP to avoid this kind of political turmoil.

"Creation of smaller states aim at good governance and development, and not animosity between people of two regions," he said.

Rao said that the party's state office bearers meeting is being held today to take stock of the current political situation in the state and chalk out the further course of action as it has been favouring separate statehood for Telangana region.

BJP party chief Bandaru Dattatreya and state affairs in-charge Prakash Javdekar will also be attending the meet along with office bearers from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions.