Naidu to go ahead with fast in Delhi
Naidu to go ahead with fast in Delhi. Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who planned to launch an indefinite past at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday,
- Permission denied both at AP Bhavan, Jantar Mantar
- Clarifies that fast is not against T, but to raise the concerns of the people of Seemandhra
Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who planned to launch an indefinite past at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday, was denied permission. But the Telugu Desam leadership was firm on going ahead with the fast, what may come.
The protest was intended to expose the Centre and the Congress high command over the decision to go ahead with the cabinet approval of the note on Telangana without addressing the concerns of the Seemandra people. He will fly to Delhi as scheduled along with senior leaders of the party. He will pay floral tribute to party founder president N T Rama Rao at NTR Ghat at 8 am before leaving for Delhi. He will drive straight to Bapu Ghat and pay homage and return to AP Bhavan to address the national media. He will decide the venue of the protest after discussing with the party leaders. By all means he may opt for going on protest at AP Bhavan. But in the absence of any prior permission, he may not be allowed to continue the fast for more than a few hours.
Naidu, who alleged that that Congress was playing with the lives of people of Seemandhra by taking a decision to divide the state in an arbitrary manner without holding talks with leaders from both the regions, sought to take up the issue to New Delhi as part of the move to mobilise support of different political parties.
Naidu was expected to be flanked by the party leaders from both Telangana and Seemandra regions on the dais at the protest venue.
The Party MPs, MLAs and MLCs were leaving for Delhi in a big group to support him. Though the leaders from Telangana opposed Naidu’s move, they were pacified and their fears were allayed leaders.
The Party politburo member Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy clarified that Naidu’s fast was not against Telangana.
It was basically intended to mount pressure on the Centre to address the concerns being voiced by the people from the Seemandhra. Both Rayalaseema region and the coastal Andhra were on the boil ever since the T Note was approved by the union cabinet.