Modi doubts on Congress ‘sincerity’

Posted : July 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm IST by ManaTelugu
Attributing Congress nod for creation of separate Telangana state to the sustained struggle by people, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today alleged Congress had dithered on the issue for long and conceded it only ahead of elections.

While welcoming any forward movement on Telangana, Modi also raised doubts over the intent of Congress-led UPA government over sticking to its stand on the issue this time around, citing repeated dilly- dallying in the past.

Due to the power of people, Congress is forced to do in the last few days what it had shied away from doing in the last 9 years on Telangana, Modi said in an open letter to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

Instead of facing the people of Andhra Pradesh all these years, Congress hide behind committees and reports. Will they apologise to the people of AP on this? Modi said addressing the people as dear brothers and sisters from all regions of Andhra Pradesh. Congress’ conduct on Telangana has neither been transparent nor consistent. The decision, which comes a few months before elections, has political colours, said the BJP’s election campaign committee chief who is viewed as the saffron party’s most likely candidate for the prime ministership.

This raises serious concerns about the seriousness and intentions of Congress, Modi said in the letter. After winning handsomely in Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Dr. Y S Rajashekhara Reddy in 2004 and 2009, Congress has turned its back on this state since the former Chief Minister died, Modi said.