Byreddy to launch political party today

Byreddy to launch  political party today

Statehood for Rayalaseema, liquor ban are its main objectives - Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi founder-president Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy will be...

Statehood for Rayalaseema, liquor ban are its main objectives

N Viswanath

Tirupati : Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi founder-president Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy will be launching a new political party here on Thursday. He claims all political leaders, including former Chief Ministers, from the region betrayed the people and failed to develop it on a par with other regions of the State. He contends that creation of separate state of Rayalseema and total prohibition alone would put the region on the fast-track of development. He hopes to achieve the objectives by 2016. Speaking to The Hans India, Byreddy said that his party would contest in all the 52 Assembly constituencies and eight Parliament constituencies in the region in the next general elections.

“Unless Rayalaseema attains separate statehood status, there won’t be any guarantee of river water allocation to this region. There is no need to continue with the people of Coastal Andhra after the Telangana is carved out of the existing Andhra Pradesh state. Once the Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions are together, Seema would stand to lose out on many fronts as there would be domination by the Andhra region leaders, he said.

Byreddy pointed out that as the region possesses enormous mineral in all districts, it can function as a separate state and fend for its own needs. Once it becomes a state, the Chittoor district would international levels in dairy industry and Anantapur could be developed by tapping solar energy, wind power and minerals.

No politician of this region is serious about improving per capita income of the people and his party would strive to race ahead of others by taking up development issues, he said. He hopes to win a majority of seats in Rayalaseema. The new party would be open to tie-ups with like-minded parties.

On the sharing of water resources, he stated that justice could be done to the region only it is a separate State. He criticized that the decision of the UPA and the Congress on the division of the State was born out of political expedience and not genuine aspirations and demands of the people of Telangana. He also felt that the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation would come to an end soon.

He called upon the people of Rayalseema and Coastal Andhra to reconcile to the need for division of the state. He also appealed to them not to fall in trap of politicians.

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