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BJP would carve out Telangana state if voted to power: Swaraj

Alleging that the government has failed to keep its promise over Telangana issue, Opposition leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that BJP would carve out a separate state within three months, if the NDA was voted to power in the next general elections.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2011 23:33 IST

Alleging that the government has failed to keep its promise over Telangana issue, Opposition leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that BJP would carve out a separate state within three months, if the NDA was voted to power in the next general elections.

The senior BJP leader said her party is committed over the creation of Telangana state as her party was always in favour of smaller states in the country.

"Telangana state demand is not by separatists, but it is by the people of the region, who suffered backwardness and lack of development," she said.

She was speaking at a public meeting organised in support of Telangana state in Nalgonda on Saturday night.

Swaraj, who arrived to Andhra Pradesh from Delhi, said that if the UPA government moves a bill in the winter Session of the Parliament for the creation of separate Telangana state, her party would extend support to it.

The meeting was attended by state BJP leaders including, the state party president G Kishan Reddy. Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) leaders, including its convenor Prof M Kodandram also attended the meeting.

Swaraj even raised 'Jai Telangana' slogans at the end of the meeting.