Student JAC to seek support of Telugus in Southern States
Students of 14 universities resolve to intensify agitation They flay Congress for dividing AP lMPs, Ministers told to quit by August 12, join...
- Students of 14 universities resolve to intensify agitation
- They flay Congress for dividing AP
- lMPs, Ministers told to quit by August 12, join stir
- Demand withdrawal of cases against agitators
- Plan of action chalked out
Nagarjuna Nagar (Guntur): The Joint Action Committee of the students representing 14 universities in the Seemandhra region decided to take up intensive campaign among the Telugu-speaking people in Southern States against the decision of the Congress to divide Andhra Pradesh. The JAC members, who met here on Tuesday on the campus of Acharya Nagarjuna University, condemned the attitude of the Congress in dividing Andhra Pradesh to make easy for the election of Rahul Gandhi as next Prime Minister.
The students said that they would take up intensive campaign among Telugu-speaking people in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala States, besides other northern States and seek their support to vote against the Congress in the next elections. They have also appealed to the Telugu people living in other parts of the country to teach a fitting lesson to the Congress if it failed to withdraw the decision on Telangana issue.
Speaking on the occasion, Kishore, students’ JAC State president demanded all MPs and Central ministers from Seemandhra region to resign from their posts by August 12 and join the ongoing stir. “If they failed to obey our demand by that day, the JAC will lay siege to the houses of MPs and Union ministers and obstruct their visits in the region,” he said.
The students JAC unanimously passed a resolution demanding the immediate withdrawal of cases registered by police during the Samaikyandhra agitation.
Kishore said the Action Committee also decided to close all State and Central government offices on August 7 and 8, organise a rail-roko on August 9 and 10, conduct relay hunger strikes at universities on August 11 and 12 and organise a joint protest with Employees JAC on August 13.
Telugu Desam leaders Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao and D Narendra, YSR Congress leader P Gowtham Reddy, Congress legislator Malladi Vishnu and Samaikyandhra JAC convener Prof. Samuel were present.
The student JAC leaders, T G Krishna Yadav, Rayapati Jagadeesh, Sai Krishna, Venkata Ramana, and others spoke. The students said that they would intensify the agitation, lay siege to the residences of the Union Ministers, MPs and State Ministers, MLAs from August 7 to 9, hold protest at the Central government offices on August 10, hold rail roko on August 11 and join the indefinite strike from August 12 along with the NGOs.