Non-Political JAC flag, logo launched
Visakhapatnam: “People from Seemandhra invested thousands of crores of rupees thinking Hyderabad also belongs to them but only to later realise...
Visakhapatnam: “People from Seemandhra invested thousands of crores of rupees thinking Hyderabad also belongs to them but only to later realise that it doesn’t belong to them anymore. This is atrocious. And history tells that Hyderabad was never part of Telangana,” said Prof. V Bala Mohan Das, chairman, Non-Political JAC, after launching the JAC’s flag and logo here on Friday.
He requested the Congress Working Committee (CWC) not to hurriedly jump to conclusions and said the way the Central government handled the issue of bifurcation lacked ‘thought’. “Some lakhs of rupees are needed to develop a new capital,” he said. “In the worst of situations, let the Centre first develop a new capital and think of separation. Till then, let them defer the decision to separate the State,” he added.
“Let the decision-makers go for a referendum, let them make public the Sri Krishna panel report, let the sentiments of people belonging to all regions be honoured and let issues be addressed democratically,” he said.
“Congress has lost the moral right to rule the people as they are playing with the people’s lives and their future. They must roll back the decision on dividing the State. There are instances where the governments rolled back certain decisions when they went against the sentiments of the people,” said Prof. K Ravi. He said this ‘decision’ was a grave and historic blunder and the people would not forgive. “Parliament is not bigger than the Constitution and we have the judiciary to correct the decisions taken by Parliament,” he said.
Speakers drawn from different walks of life, who are part of the JAC, came down heavily on the decision to bifurcate the State. “Because we belong to Andhra Pradesh we thought we are all one and we did not even demand a separate High Court bench, whereas you have High Court ‘benches’ established elsewhere in other States,” said advocate Adinarayana. “We are for a united AP but not bifurcation,” he added.