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Jagan seeks Left support in his fight against Telangana

October 08, 2013 16:33 IST

Extending support to YSR Congress for a unified Andhra Pradesh, Communist Party of India-Marxist on Tuesday said immediate priority was to restore normalcy as the state was heading towards anarchy due to Centre's "unilateral" decision.

"Today's priority is to restore normalcy in Andhra Pradesh. The Congress party and central government should stop taking unilateral decision. And they should bring on board everybody concerned to restore a sense of normalcy," CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said after a meeting with a delegation of the YSR Congress in New Delhi.

Seeking support of the CPI-M against bifurcation of the state, YSR Congress President Jaganmohan's mother Vijayalaxmi and Alagada MLA Sobha Nagreddy along with other party members had met CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat and Yechury and submitted a memorandum.

Expressing concern over the "deteriorating" situation in the southern state, Yechury said, "Now the power grid is virtually broken down. As a result, train movement and communication has totally collapsed. Road transport is on strike. Schools and hospitals are not functioning. All this is leading to a chaotic anarchy and this is very, very damaging."

Referring to the meeting with YSR team, he said, "Right now what we have discussed is how to restore normalcy."

Asked whether the Telugu Desam Party is moving closer to the Bharatiya Janata Party and YSR to the Left, Yechury said, "I do not think it is alignment or realignment. The primary issue is to restore normalcy in Andhra and if you delay it further you are moving further to the state of anarchy."

Image: Jagan is on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Andhra Pradesh division

Photograph: SnapsIndia

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