Hyderabad: Coming down heavily on his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Minister of AP, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said it is wrong on the part of Mr Rao to say no to power from AP.
“We have separated geographically. But the Telugu community is one at heart and soul and it will remain so. We cannot go on fighting each other on issues. It will serve no purpose and solve any problem,” Mr Naidu said during the course of his reply to the motion of thanks for the Governor’s address on Wednesday.
Mr Rao on Tuesday castigated AP for being quarrelsome and said Telangana no more requires power from AP. “Even if AP gives, we won’t take it,” he made it clear.
Mr Naidu said the problems that have cropped up as a result of unplanned, irrational and unscientific division have to be addressed in a spirit of geniality. When EAMCET became an issue, “I told my officers to go for a separate examination for Andhra Pradesh students since we have to keep in mind the future of thousands of students. Similarly, when an ugly situation erupted over the Nagarjuna Sagar dam, I took the initiative, spoke to Mr Rao and suggested a meeting at the Governor’s. I don’t have any ego problem. I can speak to anyone at any given point of time. At the same time, I will not compromise on the rights. I knew Mr Rao and we worked together when he was in TDP,” Mr Naidu said.
He suggested a mechanism for resolving outstanding disputes saying it could be a committee or at the Governor’s level or at the Central level....
Location: Andhra Pradesh