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Ponnur (Guntur): Ponnur, which turned into a hotbed of Seemandhra agitation, witnessed hectic political activities on Sunday. TDP MLA Dhulipalla...

Ponnur (Guntur): Ponnur, which turned into a hotbed of Seemandhra agitation, witnessed hectic political activities on Sunday. TDP MLA Dhulipalla Narendra’s indefinite fast against State division entered the second day here. Krishna district TDP president and Mylavaram MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao paid a visit to the fasting camp and expressed his solidarity with the fasting leader. Among other leaders who personally met Dhulipalla include Pedakurapadu MLA Kommalapati Sridhar. In their address, the TDP MLAs lambasted the Congress led UPA government at the Centre for creating a rift between Telugu people.

Devineni said that Congress was eyeing on the TRS in Telangana and the YSRCP in Seemandhra region for mergers to stay in power. By clearing statehood to Telangana, it principally merged with the TRS. The Congress had entered into a nexus with YSRCP under which the latter’s president YS Jaganmohan Reddy would be released on bail within a month. As part of the ‘match fixing’ between the two parties, MLAs of YSRCP were resigning even as their leader Vijayamma was all set to go on an indefinite fast to benefit the Congress, he alleged.

In his address, Sridhar said that while former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi wished Telugu people to live as a family, her daughter-in-law Sonia Gandhi took a different stance and decided to divide the Telugus to pave the way for the Congress rule. He called upon the cadres to stick to ‘Go back Antony’ slogan to keep their Telugu identity and self-respect intact. A few supporters of the TDP shaved their heads at the camp to register their protest. The party workers played caroms at the fasting camp and organised ‘Vanta-Varpu’ protest on roads.

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