Hyderabad, "NTR launched the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for the unity of Telugu people, but today some are only interested in dividing the state for their personal gains," said NTR's son Hari Krishna during a function organised to observe NTR's death anniversary on Saturday.
On the other hand, other TDP leaders attending the functions disagreed with Hari. "A separate state of Telangana would formed much earlier," said Errabelli Dayyakar Rao,Telangana TDP leader. Other leaders remembered his contribution towards the introduction of decentralized administration (Mandal system) which lead to proper governance.
TDP MLAs Devineni Uma and Dhulipalla Narendra from Seemandhra, added, "State bifurcation issue would not come into picture if NTR was alive." They also demanded Bharat Ratna for NTR.