Samaikyandhra netas to intensify agitation
Visakhapatnam: Samaikyandhra JAC, led by minister for Infrastructure, Ganta Srinivasa Rao vowed to intensify...
Visakhapatnam: Samaikyandhra JAC, led by minister for Infrastructure, Ganta Srinivasa Rao vowed to intensify the agitation in support of Samaikya Andhra. Rao also assured the high command that if it takes a firm decision to keep the state united, they would ensure that the Congress party wins 25 MP seats. Speaking at the meeting, the leaders which included several MLAs unanimously resolved that they were ready for any sacrifice and would not mind resigning from their posts or laying down their lives to keep the state united. They felt that the state would become a major destination for investment if it remains as a big state. Referring to the SC, ST sub plans and Bangaruthalli scheme and the implementation of 20 point programme, he said these schemes had received good response only because the state was united. He said "we will go ahead with the same spirit and show the people of the State and the Congress High Command how important it is to keep the State united". The leaders said that they have no objection if a special package to Telangana and if the government lays greater focus in solving the problems of that region. That's what the Sri Krishna Committee report had also recommended, Ganta said. Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts too have backward areas. But the national and regional interests must be taken into account before taking any hasty decision, they added. Local MLA and Government Whip Dronamraju Srinivas said the ongoing agitation for Telangana was not as intense as the Telangana agitation of 1969 or the Jai Andhra movement of 1972 and cautioned the powers not to created another "Jallianwalabagh" kind of situation. Samaikhyandhra JAC leader Narayana lauded the efforts of Ganta Srinivasa Rao and said that they would be behind him in this struggle to keep the State united.