CPI, CPI(M) do not see eye to eye over Telangana

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Hyderabad, Feb 8 (UNI) At a time when the CPI, which advocated for ''Vishalandhra''(unified state), has changed its stand in support of statehood for Telangana, the CPI(M) has stuck to its stand against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Justifying his party's change in stand, CPI State Secretary K Narayana told the delegates at the 22nd CPI(M) State Conference here that the Congress and the TDP, which had been ruling the state, were to blame for the present political situation.

He objected to some Congress leaders' argument that they were unable to take a decision on the Telangana issue as the Left parties, which were extending crucial support to the Congress-led UPA Government, were opposed to separate Telangana state.

Mr Narayana said ''do not put the blame on us. we are not putting any hurdles''.

However, CPI(M) State Secretary B V Raghavulu made it clear that there would be no rethinking on the issue.

He accused the BJP of advocating bifurcation of existing states in the country.

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