Maoists ask people to intensify Telangana stir
Posted by Admin on December 29, 2009
Calling upon different sections of people to intensify the agitation for bifurcation of the State, the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has come down heavily on different political parties accusing them of engineering agitations in other regions of the State to undermine the cause of separate Telangana State.
In a statement issued on Sunday night, the ultra-left party castigated different political parties for their ‘doublespeak’ on the issue and asked the elected representatives and workers of the Telugu Desam Party to disregard what he termed as ‘nefarious’ designs of their party president N. Chandrababu Naidu and join the Telangana movement. The signatory of the statement was Chandranna, secretary of the North Telangana State Special Zonal Committee.
Launching a trenchant attack on the Centre for putting the issue of Telangana on a backburner, the Maoist leader accused the Congress, Telugu Desam Party and Praja Rajyam Party of engineering ‘false’ agitations in other regions. Leaders of these parties had convinced the UPA government to reverse its stand on the issue. Simultaneously, they had won over some political leaders in Hyderabad and ‘floated’ another demand for making the State capital a Union Territory.
Singling out the TDP chief Mr. Chandrababu Naidu for stinging criticism, the Maoist party pointed out that Mr. Naidu had promised total support to Telangana movement during last elections, but later remained silent. Subsequently, he vowed to support the bill for bifurcating the State, during an all-party meeting. But when the Centre announced its willingness to initiate the process of forming Telangana, he had joined hands with Congress leaders hailing from Rayalaseema and Andhra to launch a ‘false agitation’.
The Maoist leader advised leaders of the movie industry not to oppose the cause of Telangana and said some people had earned lakhs of crores of rupees by occupying lands in and around Hyderabad city. He also faulted the argument that Hyderabad city was developed by people from other regions, arguing that the city was built on the ‘blood and sweat’ of Telangana people.
Interestingly, the five-page handwritten statement did not mention anything about the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) spearheading the cause of Telangana. The Maoist party, it appeared, had also renamed the North Telangana Special Zonal Committee as North Telangana State Special Zonal Committee. Frontline