Former Minister Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy seeks resignation of the PCC chief on bifurcation issue
TDP Rural president and MLA G. Rama Naidu and former corporator Gudivada Amarnath on Sunday began an indefinite fast in support of Samaikyandhra at the GVMC.
Speaking at the camp, former Minister Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy found fault with the conflicting statements being made by PCC president Botchha Satyanarayana that the Antony committee was a mere formality and bifurcation of the State a reality.
He demanded the resignation of Mr. Satyanarayana to the party post and Ministership.
The YSR Congress should make its stand clear on Telangana, he said and alleged that the game plan was to politically damage TDP’s chances in both the regions.
Mr. Rama Naidu pointed out that Hyderabad was developed with the hard-earned money of the people of Andhra Pradesh and belonged to all. Congress machinations were aimed political expediency in dividing Andhra Pradesh, he said wondering why demands for separate State in other parts of the country did not get its immediate attention.
The division of the State was to suit the designs of Congress. He charged Congress and YSRC with targeting the TDP on the bifurcation issue.
Mr. Amarnath condemned the announcement on separate Telangana being made without taking leaders from the State into confidence. The decision was taken by Congress leaders from the other States without regard to the views here, he alleged.
TDP (Urban) president Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar and other leaders visited the camp and expressed solidarity.
Simultaneously, Samaikyandhra Rashtra Samiti president Karri Adibabu, vice-president S. Muralikrishna and Prof. Surappadu launched a 48-hour fast for a united State.
At Gopalapatnam, TDP workers who were on relay fast for the past four days, organised a “Vanta Varpu” on Sunday in support of Samaikyandhra. A rally was taken out and effigies of Sonia Gandhi and KCR burnt. Former MLA P.G.V.R. Naidu, who addressed the party men, said Congress Ministers and MLAs should not only quit their posts but also resign from the party also as staying in the party would amount to supporting Telangana.
Harshvardhan Prasad, Rafi, P. Raja Rao and others of Gajuwaka Five-Men Committee participated.
In pursuit of the agitation programme decided by the State leadership, NGOs would protest at the Government Polytechnic College where EAMCET counselling begins on Monday.
According to district president K. Eswara Rao and secretary T. Gopalakrishna, on Tuesday traffic would be stopped on the highway and State leaders would address a public meeting on Wednesday in the city.
From August 22 to 31, relay fasts will be organised at the Collectorate and MRO offices and NGO homes in tehsils.
From August 24, besides relay fasts rallies would be organised with the family members of NGOs.
The NGO leaders said private bus operators came to the NGO Home on Sunday and informed that they would stop plying buses from August 20.
VH effigy burnt
Samaikyandhra Vidyardhi JAC on Sunday burnt the effigy of Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao at Andhra University main gate protesting against his remarks hurting the sentiments of people of Seemandhra. JAC leaders Lagudu Govind and Areti Mahesh criticised him for raking up politics at the holy Tirumala.