CPI (M) demands major political parties to clarify stand on bifurcation issue
August 15, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Communist Party of India (M) State secretary BV Raghavulu on Thursday demanded that the leaders of the major political parties to clarify their stand on whether were opposed to bifurcation of the State or whether they had joined the ongoing agitation for redressing of grievances that are likely after division of the State.
Raghavulu wondered how the Congress and TDP adopted dual standards on the division with a section of leaders' supporting the formation of Telangana while another section championing the cause of united State. He said that the TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu has not opposed the division of the State but is voicing the concerns over the methodology that is followed. No single party can satisfy the sentiments of the two regions whether there is equal intensity in agitations for and against the formation of separate State. He said that the principle parties, the Congress and BJP had similar economic agenda and the support for bifurcation was aimed at carrying forward the agenda of multinational companies that were in favour of small States. He lamented that the CPI and other Left parties too joined the bandwagon to cash in on the sentiment irrespective of the fact that the Left movement for regional and religious causes had not succeeded anywhere.