NEW DELHI, Jan 20 � BJP today said the Telangana Bill providing for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was not comprehensive and that amendments are needed in it so that concerns of Seemandhra region could be addressed, reports PTI.
The main opposition party, whose support will be crucial for passage of the Bill in Parliament, accused Congress of mishandling the issue and treating it as an �internal matter�.
BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, while participating in a protest organised by the party�s Andhra Pradesh unit here to demand amendments to the Telangana Bill, maintained his party�s commitment to division of the state but said concerns of Seemandhra region need to be addressed.
�BJP is committed for division of the State. We are in favour of creation of the new State of Telangana,� he said.
At the same time, he added, �The BJP will stand by the Seemandhra people as far as their genuine problems are concerned. We will do everything. The Bill brought by the Congress government is not comprehensive and does not address the concerns of people of different regions.�