Senior TDP leaders involve in 'war of words'

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Hyderabad, Jun 12 (UNI) A day after TDP Supremo N Chandrababu Naidu directed his partymen not to air their views on sensitive Telangana issue in public, senior party leaders were involved in a 'war of words' against each other, ahead of the party's all important June 18 meeting to discuss the vexed issue.

After the party's poor performance in his home district of Rangareddy in the recent byelections, Polit Bureau member T Devender Goud has stressed the need for taking an early decision on the issue to improve the party's prospects in the next Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.

Former Minister T Srinivas Yadav, who had won the Secunderabad Assembly seat, while talking to mediapersons accused Mr Goud of trying to ''foist his personal agenda on the party.'' Party Vice-President G Sukinder Reddy claimed that some party leaders were hatching a conspiracy to send him out of the party for exposing the cause of Telangana in the party forum.

Referring to media reports on the party contemplating to serve showcause notice for ''spoiling'' the winning chances of Alair Assembly candidate M Narasimhalu, Mr Reddy said he was being targetted for urging the party to take a clearcut stand in support of separate Telangana.

A day after winning the byelections from the Secunderabad Assembly constituency, Mr Yadav was involved in a bitter exchange of words between pro-Telangana leaders and those supporting united Andhra Pradesh, by asserting that he had won the bypoll underscoring the need for having united Andhra Pradesh.

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