Amid protests in parts of Andhra Pradesh over the decision of Congress and its allies to create Telangana, party leader Digvijaya Singh today said "division of a state like division of a family is an unpleasant decision" but a time comes when it has to be done in interest of both.
A meeting of Congress working committee, the party's apex decision making body had on Tuesday passed a resolution for creation of Telangana despite mounting pressure from anti-Telangana leaders in Andhra Pradesh to put off the idea.
Announcing the decision, party leaders had maintained that it was a "difficult" decision and one of the leaders, speaking on the condition of anonymity, had averred that difficulties existed not only in taking the decision but it would be difficult even to implement it.
"Division of a state like a division of a family is an unpleasant decision but a time comes when it has to be done in the interest of both," Singh commented on microblogging site Twitter.
At the same time, he sought to ally the apprehensions among residents of other regions of the state Rayalaseema and Seemandhra over Telangana's creation.
"I haven't understood why Andhra settlers feel threatened? Once they are registered voters of Hyderabad they are residents of Hyderabad.
"Every citizen of India has a right to own property in any part of the country. Therefore, the concerns of some people are misplaced," Singh said in separate tweets.