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CPI-M slams government's Telangana announcement

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday said the central government's "short-sighted" step of announcing the process of creating Telangana had given a fillip to demands for separate states in various parts of the country.

kolkata Updated: Feb 06, 2010 22:00 IST

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday said the central government's "short-sighted" step of announcing the process of creating Telangana had given a fillip to demands for separate states in various parts of the country.

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat demanded that the central government end the stalemate by taking the views of all political parties and the people into account.

"It is unfortunate that the central government and the Congress leadership took the short-sighted step of announcing the process of the creation of a separate state Dec 9.

"It is now for the central government to ensure that the stalemate is ended and a solution found by taking into account the views of all political parties and sections of the people," Karat said after a three-day meeting of the party's central committee here.

"The initial stand taken by the central government on Telangana gave a fillip to demands for separate states in various other states. The central committee reiterates its stand that the states which were linguistically reorganised as part of the democratic restructuring of the state structure should not be disturbed," Karat told reporters.

The party appealed to people of Andhra Pradesh to maintain peace.