S-JAC leaders lay siege to MLAs & MLCs' houses
MLC Sheikh Hussein handed over his resignation to the JAC leaders in support of united State Kadapa: The movement for a united Andhra Pradesh is...
MLC Sheikh Hussein handed over his resignation to the JAC leaders in support of united State
Kadapa: The movement for a united Andhra Pradesh is gradually picking up momentum in the district and the Samaikyandhra-Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Students-JAC have decided to intensify their agitation to stall the bifurcation of the State. Amid fears over the reports that the UPA government might concede the demand for the creation of Telangana, then JAC leaders are bringing pressure on their MLAs and MLCs to submit their resignations. They are also besieging their houses. On Tuesday, MLC Sheikh Hussein was persuaded to resign and he handed over his resignation to the JAC leaders.
The S-JAC leaders have given July 10 as the deadline for submitting their resignations as MLAs. Already, three MLAs and two MLCs belonging to the district have handed their resignation letter to the JAC leaders. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, district JAC convener S. Ramachandra Reddy said that it would be honorable and face saving if the MLAs voluntarily submit their resignations rather than being forced to resign. Otherwise, they would have to face lot of humiliations, he said.
The S-JAC honorary president Ch. Chandrasekhara Reddy said that they would face untold hardships and social unrest if the State was bifurcated. Nobody has a right to break up Rayalaseema in the name of Rayala Telangana, he said. Reddy said that there was a conspiracy going on in the name of Rayala Telangana and road maps to divide the State and this should be opposed tooth and nail.
District JAC leader Goverdhan Reddy said that it was unfortunate that Prof. Kodandaram who should have been teaching in the Osmania University is participating in agitations inciting students. On Monday morning, the S-JAC leaders besieged the house of Telugu Desam Party MLA Linga Reddy and pleaded with him to resign and fight to keep the State united.
S-JAC leaders take out students rally Anantapur: The Samaikyandhra-JAC leaders took out a students' rally in the city on Tuesday to keep the State united. Students in large numbers participated in the rally and slogans in support of a united Andhra Pradesh rent the air. The rally was taken out from Sapthagiri circle to the Telugu Talli statue in the city. They also started a relay hunger strike at the office of the municipal corporation.
Speaking on the occasion, S-JAC leader Sadashiva Reddy blamed the MPs, MLAs and MLCs from the Seemandhra region for the sorry state of affairs in the State.
Novel protest staged
Visakhapatnam: In a novel protest, the Samaikyandhra Praja Porata Samithi (SPPS) sent a 'sari' to Visakhapatnam MP D Purandeswari and 'Kamandalam' and 'Viboodhi' to Rajya Sabha member T Subbarami Reddy on Tuesday for their failure to raise the united Andhra demand at the Delhi-level. The Samithi members staged a dharna in front of the RTC Complex and sent the articles to the residences of both MPs in New Delhi through ANL Parcel Service. Talking to the media, Samithi convenor GA Narayana Rao said the people in the State were totally against division.
"Central Minister Purandeswari and Rajya Sabha member TSR could not convey the message to the Congress High Command while Telangana leaders Balaram Naik, Jana Reddy and others are strongly registering their Telangana sentiment at the Delhi-level," he said. Another leader Kedari Laxmi criticised the MPs for not responding at this crucial juncture. She warned that the Samithi members would stage dharnas at their residences if they did not raise their voice for united Andhra Pradesh. Parveen, Varalaxmi and other leaders participated in the programme.