‘Meet planned to send signal to Centre'

Samaikyandhra activists have decided not to allow the holding of a meeting to promote the division of the State in the city.

The Samaikyandhra Krishna district Joint Action Committee (political) in a statement said that it would not allow a roundtable conference being organised to discuss the benefits of having ‘two Telugu states' being conducted in the city on Sunday.

The JAC convenor Kolanukonda Sivaji said on Saturday that Amalapuram MP G.V.Harsha Kumar and Telangana bard Goreti Venkanna has been invited by the organisers to participate in the conference.

The organising of this meeting at such a crucial time clearly showed that it was a strategy to send a signal to the Central Government that people were not opposed to the division of the state, he said.

The organisers were strategically holding the roundtable conference in Vijayawada city that had emerged a hub of the Samaikyandhra movement. Such a meeting should not be held at time when the Central Government announced that it would conduct consultations. This would not be allowed. The leaders of Telangana coming to participate in the conference would be welcomed with rotten eggs and tomatoes, Mr Sivaji said.

Message was even sent to the organisers to hold the meeting elsewhere, he said.

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