Mamata extends support to 'brother' Jagan on Telangana issue

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Mamata extends support to Jagan
Kolkata, Nov 21: YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy has found a new ally in West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

The Trinamool congress leader has extended her support to Jagan in opposing the Telangana reorganization Bill which is likely to be tabled in Parliament in the winter session.

With 19 Lok Sabha MPS of TMC and two of YSR Congress, three of TDP and 20 Seemandhra Congress MPS, the opposition to the formation of Telangana has got stronger. The number is 44 now.

"I met Mamata Banerjee for her support against the Bill. Whatever the Central government is doing is unacceptable. We are against bifurcation of any state in such manner," Jagan told the media.

Mamata Banerjee described Jagan as her brother and extended support to his fight against statte bifurcation.

"Any step taken hurriedly before the elections has a political motive. We are for united India. There may be demand for more districts. People from less developed districts may demand a separate state. A special package may be considered for them as we did for Darjeeling. The Congress is not taking that route. It's taking a divide-and-rule policy," Mamata said after her meeting Jagan. 

About the Gorkhaland agitation, Mamata in said that the Centre should seek public opinion before taking a hasty decision.

Oneindia News

(With agency inputs)

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