CPI demands apologies from PM for hurting sentiments of Telangana people

K M Dayashankar


CPI activists’ burn effigy of Narendra Modi

KARIMNAGAR:  Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on the bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh state and formation of Telangana state, the Communist Party of India Karimnagar district unit has demanded the Prime Minister to tender unconditional apologies for hurting the sentiments of the people of Telangana who crusaded for the formation of separate state for over five decades.

Condemning the remarks made by the PM on the formation of Telangana state, the CPI activists led by its district Ponuganti Kedari and others set fire to an effigy belonging to Mr Narendra Modi at Kaman cross roads in Karimnagar town on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he launched a scathing attack against the Prime Minister for hurting the martyrs of Telangana statehood movement.

Reminding that the BJP had supported the passage of AP States Reorganisation Bill to carve out Telangana state, he said that Mr Modi was insulting the BJP senior leader Sushma Swaraj, who fought for the Telangana bill in the parliament, with his comments on Telangana state. He flayed the Union government for not fulfilling the promises made to the Telangana state during the last seven years period.

Demanding the BJP government to withdraw his controversial statements, the CPI leader warned of launching agitational programmes. CPI leaders Koyyada Srujan Kumar, Tekumalla Sammaiah, Kasireddy Surender Reddy, Budida Sadashiva, Paidipalli Raju and others were also present.

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