Telangana activists demand govt aid

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Telangana Udhyamakarula Sankshema Sangham’ (TUSS) district unit president M Sri Hari here on Wednesday demanded that the State government to recognise sacrifices made by activists in 1969 separate Telangana agitation.

Khammam: Telangana Udhyamakarula Sankshema Sangham’ (TUSS) district unit president M Sri Hari here on Wednesday demanded that the State government to recognise sacrifices made by activists in 1969 separate Telangana agitation. The TUSS activists submitted a memorandum in this connection to the District Collector D S Lokesh Kumar at the Collectorate here on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Sri Hari said that right from the beginning from 1969 until achieving of separate Statehood for Telangana, many people continued to fight and were still working for the betterment of the State in taking the welfare schemes introduced by the government to each and every section of people. But the State government was not recognising these activists. Many of those, who participated in the 1969 Telangana Statehood agitation, were suffering from various health problems due to old age, he siad.

On a number of occasions Telangana activists of 1969 took the issue to the notice of several Ministers when they visited the Khammam district. But till date there was no response from the government, he added. The government should come forward to help the activists in their old age, he said. They threatened to resort to relay hunger strike from July 19 if the government failed to respond to their demands, he said.

TUSS members S Veerabhadram, Gulam Jaffar, G Pandarinath, S Ravinder, G Bikshamaiah, V Nageshwar Rao, S Manohar Chary, M Venkateshwar Rao, N Ramesh Babu, P Lohidas and Shaik Kuthubuddin were present at the programme.

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