TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said the Congress should take responsibility for the current instability and uncertainty in Andhra Pradesh.
"You are in power...you can't escape. The Congress should take responsibility for whatever is happening in the state," Naidu said referring to growing unrest over the Telangana statehood issue.
He wondered why the Congress was dragging its feet on the vexatious issue when all parties had stated their views on it.
"We have made our stand very clear many a time. Has not the Congress revived the state Legislative Council despite our objection? Has it not taken decisions on many other important issues though we opposed them," he questioned.
Alleging that the Congress was into a "match-fixing" deal with the separatist Telangana Rashtra Samiti to damage the TDP, Naidu said it was incorrect to blame others when it was for the former to take a decision on the statehood issue.
Noting that the situation was "very sensitive" both in Telangana and Andhra-Rayalaseema regions of the state, the Leader of Opposition came down heavily on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for failing to take any effective action.
He strongly condemned the attack on buses, coming from Vijayawada towards Hyderabad, by Telangana supporters causing injuries to some passengers besides leaving them stranded on roads for hours.
"The attack on hapless passengers who are in no way concerned with the decision-making process is not correct," he added.
Referring to the severe power crisis gripping the state, particularly the agriculture sector, Naidu said the government should take responsibility if crops withered due to erratic power supply.