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It’s integration v bifurcation: Parakala

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Visakhapatnam: “The present ‘Praja Sangramam’ is that of integration v bifurcation and not Seemandhra v Telangana. There are people...

Visakhapatnam: “The present ‘Praja Sangramam’ is that of integration v bifurcation and not Seemandhra v Telangana. There are people who want State integration and some others who want bifurcation in all the three regions of the State, which was noticed in our recently concluded Visalandhra Bus Yatra,” said general secretary of Visalandhra Mahasabha Parakala Prabhakar.
Mr Prabhakar, who was here on Friday, asked all village panchayats to make a specific and simple resolution demanding to keep the State united. All these resolutions must be sent to the President where justice could be expected, he said. He told reporters that the current stir was born from the heart and soul of the public and this could not be put off because people came to know that the turmoil was only due to the selfishness, dereliction and apathy of MLAs, MPs, State and Union ministers. “People everywhere have realised that it is their responsibility to safeguard the unity of the State and there is no need to respect the public representatives as they have totally failed,” he maintained.
He observed that the MLAs, MPs, State and Central ministers would have to either resign their posts or approach their respective party high commands convincing them to rewrite the earlier resolutions or letters to protect the unity of the State.
Mr Prabhakar said it was evident from the poll results in 2004, 2008 by-elections, 2009 and the recent panchayat elections how much vote bank the parties demanding bifurcation of the State could secure. He urged the leaders of political parties and other organisations to demand the Centre with a single point agenda of keeping the State united with Hyderabad as its capital without succumbing to any type of lobbying.
Visalandhra Mahasabha president N Chakravarti said that the Bus Yatra, which began on August 5, was completed on August 26 covering all 13 districts and was waiting to enter ‘Nizam’ area subject to government permission.
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