Sadananda Gowda should not have said that the Telangana government was also responsible for the delay in sending letters to the centre.
“It is not proper for the union minister pointing fingers at us; he should have checked the facts. At no time have we been complacent, and the Telangana government has been insisting on the division of the High Court,” Mr Rao said.
Thereafter the chief minister wrote several letters and also met the Prime Minister over this; in fact it is the Andhra Pradesh government that needs to write to the Centre, which they have not,” he added.
Ridiculing the BJP’s campaign for the Graduate MLC elections with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s portrait, Mr. Rao said it was typical of the BJP leaders, who were responsible for transfer of seven mandals of Telangana state to Andhra Pradesh, taking support from Mr Chandrababu Naidu, who was known for his anti-Telangana stance.