Samaikyandhra leaders warn of backlash if state is bifurcated

Vijayawada, Dec 28  : Leaders of 'Samaikyandhra' (united Andhra Pradesh) movement today, warned the Andhra Pradesh government of backlash, if the state is bifurcated by creating separate Telangana.

The leaders who meet the press before the all party meeting on Telangana in New Delhi, expressed anger at Telangana leaders for their alleged inciting statements. The 'Samaikyandra' leaders vowed to oppose any bifurcation move by the Centre, expressing fears that several serious problems would arise if separate Telangana state was formed. 'Samaikyandhra Parirakshna Samithi' state Convener and Congress leader N Srihari said it was not fair on the part of the government to bifurcate the state for the sack of some individuals.

He alleged the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao was making provoking students to incite violence. If the then Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had been given any post to Rao, he would not have launched the separate T-state agitation and would have been in the TDP. 'Samaikyandha' leader Konajeti Ramesh questioned the double standards of BJP, asking that would the BJP accept to bifurcate Gujarat and Maharashtra. Several leaders of various political parties, who were spearheading the united Andhra Pradesh struggle, including Sd.Ansari, youth Congress leader Devineni Avinash, M Janshi Rani, former Mayor and YSRCP leader Tadi Shakutala, APCC Secretary Gangisetti Babu Rao and DA Asi Ratnam also spoke.

Meanwhile, some educational institutions in Guntur remained closed today in response to the bandh call given by the Smaikyandrhra student Joint Action Committee. A large number of students held demonstrations at Shankar vilas centre.

- Agencies

Published On : Dec 28, 2012