Centre should show us a way to resolve the crisis: Rosaiah

Centre should show us a way to resolve the crisis: Rosaiah

"The issue is not pertaining only to Andhra Pradesh now. It is for the Government of India to show us a way to resolve the crisis and help restore normalcy," he told a press conference here, a week after Home Minister P Chidamabaram's statement favouring the creation of Telangana.

Rosaiah also appealed to all sections, including the media, to help restore normalcy in Andhra Pradesh in the wake of the agitation for a unified state.

The Chief Minister said resolving the current crisis in the state would take more time.
Asked if he had suggested a possible way out of the situation, Rosaiah shot back: "If I had any such thing in mind, can't I resolve it? Why will I seek everyone's cooperation, including the media?"

He said he was ready to hold an all-party meeting to find a solution to the impasse but felt that it would not be possible for all political parties to make a collective representation to the Centre on the issue.

"Individual party views are already being represented in New Delhi," he pointed out.
Asked if he would visit New Delhi for talks with the Centre, Rosaiah quipped: "It's very chilly in Delhi. So I can't go."

"The climate here is neither hot nor cold," the Chief Minister remarked when it was pointed out that the political atmosphere in the state was surcharged.
The Chief Minister also said agitations would not solve a problem but would rather aggravate it.

"People and political parties, including Congress, should observe restraint and cooperate in brining about normalcy in public life which has been fully paralysed for the last 20 days," he said.
Rosaiah said the ongoing crisis had left a telling impact on development works in the state.

"It is also seriously affecting government revenues as businesses remain paralysed. With the transport sector badly affected, it is causing price rise. This is impacting the common people who have also lost their daily earnings because of the strife in different regions," the Chief Minister noted.

He, however, did not agree with the contention that the administration has collapsed in the state.
"The government is functioning and the administrative machinery is not paralysed. But there are pressures," he said.

He also did not agree with the suggestion that the administrative machinery was divided along regional lines in the wake of the ongoing agitations for and against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

On his Cabinet colleagues, the Chief Minister said, "All ministers are one as far as this issue is concerned."

When questioned about resignation by MLAs over Telangana issue, he replied, "It's the Speaker's domain."

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