Jagan Reddy criticizes Centre for hurrying through Andhra Pradesh division

New Delhi, Dec.3: YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that the fast paced developments in the national capital indicate that the Congress is hurrying through the division of Andhra Pradesh, and does not want the Krishna water dispute to come in the way of the bifurcation of the State.

“After announcing the formation of Telangana in 2009 on December 9, which also happens to be Sonia Gandhi’s birthday, in 2010 an interim order on the Krishna water sharing is issued and the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal gives its verdict in 2013 as Congress does not want the water dispute to come in the way of the division,” he told reporters here today.

He further said that clearing Krishna water sharing disputes in a hurry is an indication that the Congress wants to go ahead with their agenda of dividing the state.

Tracing the history of Tribunals and water disputes, he said, Bachawat Award was set in 1973 with a 40 year term. 24 years after it started working, Karnataka has moved to the court about the utilisation of surplus waters by Andhra Pradesh.

He further said that the political system has degenerated to such a level that the Congress is single-mindedly going ahead with the division process, and even closing down contentious issues without paying any attention to its consequences.

“While the water sharing dispute is the most important issue, Congress has brought to the fore the Rayal Telangana issue which is meaningless and they have no right to split the region,” he said.

“Instead, if they merge all 13 districts with Telangana and give it the name we will be very happy. They have no clue as to what they are doing, and I have been meeting all national leaders and appealing all floor leaders in the Parliament to stop this injustice to Andhra Pradesh,” he added. (ANI)