Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is to begin his indefinite fast in the national capital today against the creation of a separate Telangana state, has alleged ‘political match-fixing’ between the ruling Congress Party and some political parties of Andhra Pradesh.
“It is a political match fixing. In this country, they have to follow some procedure, process they have to follow. The Congress Party didn’t follow any procedure or any process,” he told media in Hyderabad earlier in the day.
Naidu accused the Congress Party of trying to get some political advantage with this decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.
“One side, they are in collusion with the TRS Party, on the other side, they are in collusion with the YSR Congress Party. The Congress Party is responsible (for what is happening in Andhra Pradesh),” he added.
Naidu begins his fast two days after the YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy began his indefinite hunger strike in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the situation in curfew-bound Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayanagaram district is still tense. Rapid Action and additional Para military forces have been deployed to bring back normalcy.
The normal life in 13 districts of Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions has crippled due to power shutdown. It has badly hit all major services like drinking water supply, medical services and railways.
On October 3, the Union Cabinet had decided to go ahead with the process for the creation of a separate Telangana state carved out from Andhra Pradesh.