APNGOs threaten strike

APNGOs threaten strike
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Indefinite strike from August 12 midnight MPs, MLAs asked to resign Leaders criticised for staying...

  • Indefinite strike from August 12 midnight
  • MPs, MLAs asked to resign
  • Leaders criticised for staying away from stir
  • Samaikyandhra meeting in Hyd after August 15

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, which held its emergency meeting here on Sunday, resolved to go on indefinite strike from the midnight of August 12. The association also decided to hold a Samaikyandhra meeting in Hyderabad after August 15 to oppose the division of the State.

Speaking to media persons, APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu criticised the Seemandhra leaders for remaining silent on the division of the State. He asked MPs, MLAs and Ministers both in the State and at the Center to quit their posts, respecting the sentiments of the people. He asked them to decide whether they wanted power or people.
He said that people of Seemandhra would teach a fitting lesson to the elected leaders if they fail to toe the line of the masses.

Asking the MPs, MLAs and Ministers to quit their posts, he said that the APNGOs Association would ensure their re-election. He asserted that people across the length and breadth of Seemandhra were upset over the division of the State and were not prepared to cut off their sentimental association with the capital. “Hyderabad has been the capital of the people of Andhra Pradesh for six decades and no one can deny the right of the people of Seemandhra over the capital,” he asserted. He ridiculed the claims of the Telangana leaders on Hyderabad and said that the city belonged to the people of all the three regions.

Ashok Babu found fault with the Congress leadership in Delhi for dividing the State succumbing to the pressure tactics of the Telangana leaders. He blamed the Seemandhra Congress leaders for their failure in preventing division and protecting the interests of the Telugu-speaking people. The APNGOs Association State general secretary N Chandrasekhar Reddy and other leaders were present at the meeting.

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