Undavalli defended chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s remarks on the division of state and blasted TRS chief KCR for twisting the facts. He asserted KCR’s remarks would develop a hatred feeling between the people of two regions. Referring to the Sri Krishna Committee report which said maoist activities would grow in Telangana if devision happens, the Rajahmundry MP questioned if KCR wants to make the state another Chattisgarh.
Stating that people living in all the three regions have equal rights on Hyderabad, Undavalli said Telangana could be created even without the current capital. He explained it was the feeling that Hyd would no more be their capital has resulted in the wide-range protests across Seemandhra region. He stressed the fact that when Tamilnadu was separated from Andhra, Madras was given to Tamilnadu and when Gujarat was separated from Maharashtra, Bombay was given to the Maharashtra state. Likewise, Telanganites should have to leave Hyderabad to Andhra as it was they who are demanding the bifurcation.