Anguish over attempts by Digvijay Singh to muster support of Congress MLAs for Bill

Members of the Bezawada Bar Association and leaders of Seemandhra Advocates’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) burnt copies of the Telangana Bill outside the City Civil Courts here on Saturday and expressed anguish at the alleged attempts by Digvijay Singh to muster the support of Congress MLAs (for the Bill) by ‘hook or crook’.

The advocates shouted slogans against Sonia Gandhi and other top leaders of the ruling party and the separatist forces whose demand for Telangana had plunged Andhra Pradesh into a deep crisis.

Threat to national integration

JAC convenor and BBA president M. Jayakar said the Congress was bent on dividing the State which poses grave danger to peace in Andhra Pradesh. Bifurcation of the State would also have serious consequences for national integration as more demands for separate States would crop up and some of them might even set off militant struggles. Given this frightful scenario, the Congress should desist from dividing the State as there are ominous signs of trouble brewing in Seemandhra and Telangana over the contentious issue.

JAC leaders Naraharisetti Srihari, Israel and others participated in the protest and vowed to intensify the agitation in the coming days along with the AP NGOs’ and other associations.

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