BJP Committee for Telangana Consensus

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kishan-reddy-DattatreyaNew Delhi: Congress had bought enough time on the Telangana issue before biting the bullet, by taking refuge in “achieving consensus” option.

It seems it is the turn of BJP now to do so, as party leaders from Seemandhra and Telangana are not Seeing Eye to eye on the bifurcation issue.

After meeting their national leaders, state BJP leaders have made it clear that BJP will give a report to the Group of Ministers on those issues, where there is agreement between the Seemandhra and Telangana leaders of the party.

According to sources, BJP central leadership has appointed a committee with party’s chief national spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad and another spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman as members, to speak to Andhra Pradesh state BJP leaders and prepare the final report.

State BJP leaders Bandaru Dattatreya and party’s state unit president G. Kisahn Reddy met BJP patriarch LK Advani on the contentious bifurcation issue. Before meeting Advani, Kishan Reddy met BJP national president Rajnath Singh.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Advani, Dattatreya made it clear that the BJP will move forward on the issue only on consensus. He said: “We will codify the special problems raised by our Seemandhra leaders and Telangana leaders and arrive at aspects that are agreed by leaders on both the sides.

Dattatreya also made it clear that, before giving its report to the GoM, BJP will see whether Congress is giving its report to the GoM.

Meanwhile in Guntur, some ‘Samaikyandhra’ activists targeted the BJP office located at Bradipet and damaged furniture in the office and shouted Samaikyandhra slogans.

And in the state capital Hyderabad, party activists led by its former MLA, Dr K. Lakshman laid seize to the Bus Bahvan against the Government’s decision to hike RTC bus fares.