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Telengana after BJP assumes power: Naidu

india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 17:31 IST

BJP on Saturday accused Congress of going back on its election promise for a separate Telengana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh.

"Congress is going back on its promise to the people to form a separate Telengana state," BJP national vice president Venkaiah Naidu told reporters in Raipur.

"Congress is giving VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) to TRS, although it was able to form a government with the support of the regional party, Naidu, who was in Raipur to inaugurate the national executive of BJP Mahila Morcha, said.

Asked whether BJP favoured separate Telengana and Vidarbha states, he said coalition partners Telugu Desham and Shiv Sena were opposed to the idea of divisions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, because of which formation of both the states were not included in the NDA election agenda.

As far as BJP is concerned it supports the formation of Telengana, the former Union Minister noted.

"Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal were formed after NDA came to power at the Centre. Similarly after the formation of a BJP-led government at New Delhi again a separate Telengana state would be formed," he said.