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Delay on Telangana would have precipitated greater unrest: Jaitley

Delay on Telangana would have precipitated greater unrest: Jaitley
He said, ‘It would be unwise to view the decision of the central legislature only through this narrow prism. The mishandling of the issue in the last few years by the Congress party aggravated the problem. Instead of attempting to build consensus as was done in the course of creation of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand warring factions of the Congress party created a confrontation between the people living in the State.’

Claiming that the BJP state unit had been committed to Telangana for over three decades, the BJP leader said, ‘In 2006, the central party had endorsed the demand. The BJP, therefore, pursued its twin objects. Firstly, there must be creation of a separate state of Telangana. Secondly, there must be adequate justice done to the people of Seemandhra since Seemandhra economically was going to suffer as a result of the division of the state.’

He further said, ‘People of Telangana are happy that their state has been created and that Hyderabad is an integral part of Telangana. The success or failure of the legislation, in both Houses, depended on the BJP. The balance of power was with the BJP. We decided to lead in favour of Telangana, which has been our longstanding demand.’
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