Nine years after the bifurcation of Telangana from the combined Andhra Pradesh, the issue found itself in the middle of the headlines.The issue was mentioned in the Parliament House today and this brought the focus on it and various events around the bifurcation and the following events.
The special Parliament session can be seen as the last session in the existing Parliament building.It is known that a new Parliament building was constructed and the Parliament sessions on Tuesday will be held in the new building.
In his farewell speech in the old Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Parliament building saw many things including the state bifurcation of formation.Talking about the issue, the PM said that the states were not divided on a good note and the people of both states are not happy.
There was a lot of blood spilled, he said.
The Indian Prime Minister spoke about the bifurcation of Telangana and drew a comparison with the formation of states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand and how things went on smoothly.
Three states were formed during the tenure of former Prime Minister Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.No issues arose with this.
But Telangana bifurcation was not like that and a lot of blood spilled, he said.
Reacting to this, BRS Working President and Telangana IT and Industry minister KT Rama Rao took a broadside at Prime minister Narendra Modi for making objectionable comments on the formation of Telangana State.
KTR took to Twitter to register his protest against Modi’s comments.” I am deeply dismayed by Prime Minister @NarendraModi ji’s comments regarding the formation of Telangana state” .
This is not the first instance where the PM has made disparaging remarks about Telangana formation, and it reflects his utter disregard for historical facts.The people of Telangana tirelessly fought for six decades to attain statehood, a momentous achievement finally realized on June 2nd, 2014, the BRS leader said.
To suggest that Telangana did not celebrate its statehood is not only factually incorrect but also comes across as ignorant and arrogant.In his attempts to criticize the Congress party, Prime Minister Modi has been repeatedly hurting the sentiments of the people of Telangana..