‘Samaikyandhraki daredi?’ (Which is the way to Samaikyandhra?).
The answer to this question is in the movie ‘Attarintiki daredi’, according to APNGOs president P. Ashok Babu. Addressing students and youth at the ‘Samaikya Yuvajana Sadassu’ organised here on Thursday, Mr. Ashok Babu said the film had a great message. “The message is that families can never be divided. A division is just temporary and the families will unite sooner or later. It may take time. The same will happen to Telugu people,” he said. Trying to connect with the students, Mr. Ashok Babu said that the Samaikyandhra agitation was reaching a critical phase.
Referring to another NGO leader A. Vidyasagar’s view that the second innings of the agitation for Samaikyandhra would begin soon, Mr. Ashok Babu said that it was not the second innings, but the last over of a one-day match.
“Every ball is critical and many runs have to be scored for Samaikyandhra to win,” he said, using cricket as metaphor. Asking the students to keep a close watch on the developments, Mr. Ashok Babu said each of them should turn into a “bullet” in the agitation. He said December 9, the day the Union Government announced that the process of bifurcation, would be observed as the ‘Day of Treachery’. A 9-km human chain would be formed by students, youth, and others to protest against the developments.
Samaikyandhra Student JAC convener Devineni Avinash presided. Student leaders from Andhra University and Sri Venkateswara University spoke and condemned the efforts to break up the Telugus. The meeting observed silence to condole the death of students who died for and against bifurcation of the State.