Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
After long procrastination and more than two years after the report submitted by the Srikrishna Committee, the Congress leadership and the UPA government have decided on the division of Andhra Pradesh and the formation of Telangana state. This decision seems to have been impelled by the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. It will give a fillip to demands for separate states in other places.
The CPI(M) has always stood for the integrity of the states based on the democratic principle of linguistic states.
The issue of the formation of Telangana will now have to be decided by parliament.
The Polit Bureau appeals to the people of all regions of the state to maintain peace and harmony while the matter is ultimately decided by parliament.