The Jai Samaikyandhra Party was formed with the sole purpose of providing a platform to the activists who participated in Samaikyandhra agitation and empower them with ticket to participate in the elections, party president and former Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said.

“We did not set up this party to win some seats or occupy seats of power. We gave up positions of power and floated the party only because the protagonists of Samaikyandhra are being ignored by other parties,” he said at an interaction organised by Visakhapatnam Lawyers JAC and Viskahapatnam Muslim Minorities JAC here on Monday.

Assuring the students that they would be accommodated in whichever constituency possible, he dismissed the reports that they would have to pay for the party ticket. “There is no advance booking for ticket. This party has been established only for you who have come out and expressed your anguish at the decision to bifurcate the Telugu people,” he said.

Replying to a query he said the Supreme Court had admitted their petition against the AP Reorganisation Act 2013. They were contesting the Act as it it violated the principles of federal structure of the country.

Railway zone

Agreeing that a Railway Zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters was a genuine demand, he said he had been taking it up with the Centre but it did not materialise.

MPs Sabbam Hari and Harsha Kumar, former chairman of REEMAP K.C. Reddy were present along with a large number of advocates and members of Muslim JAC.