Guwahati: BJP today adopted a statement on Telangana issue at its national executive meet, demanding that the government introduce a bill in Parliament at the earliest for the creation of a separate state.
"BJP demands that the government should announce that a bill for the creation of a separate state of Telangana will be introduced in Parliament for passage at the earliest," the resolution said.
The statement expressed disappointment at the "attitude" of the UPA government in "delaying" the creation of a separate state of Telangana and said, "BJP believes that the expectations of the people of the region for the creation of Telangana are legitimate."
The principal opposition has maintained that Telangana should be carved out of Andhra Pradesh without any delay and termed the formation of the Srikrishna Commission as a "diversionary and delaying tactic" of the Congress.
BJP reiterated in today's statement its stand on smaller states which it claims are easier to administer and helps in accelerating the economic growth of the region.