BJP welcomes TDP's belated support to Telangana

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) The BJP today welcomed the 'U-turn' of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on its support for the creation of Telangana state and asserted that the saffron outfit was the only national party capable of implementing the promise in Parliament.

After decade-long opposition to the creation of Telangana, the TDP is now talking of supporting the creation of the new state, BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.

The decision is more out of political compulsion than change of heart but '' we want to reiterate that only BJP can deliver its promise in Parliament,'' he added.

The BJP's comment comes in the wake of TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu's support announcement yesterday dumping its previous opposition to the creation of Telangana.

He said the people of Telangana had realised that Congress was opposed to Telangana and did nothing even after seeking votes promising creation of the state in the last Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

The massive support extended to the BJP and other parties supporting Telangana cause had made the parties mend their fences.

The BJP welcomes any help that comes from any party for Telangana however late it was forthcoming, Mr Javadekar added.

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