AICC vice-president and Antony panel urged to hold talks with APNGOs agitating against the move to bifurcate State

Taking note of the orderly conduct of the ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting organised by the APNGOs in Hyderabad, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj V. Kishore Chandra Deo urged AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the Antony Committee to have a dialogue with them.

Missive to Rahul, Antony

In a letter addressed to Rahul Gandhi and A.K. Antony, the Union Minister who represents the tribal constituency of Araku, drew their attention to the prevailing situation in the State “where the governance and administration has come to a stand still for over a month and a half. All over the Andhra region including rural areas, people are agitated over the loss and harassment that they may most likely face in the event of division of the State.”


Praising the orderly conduct of the meeting without creating any problem whatsoever or getting into any altercation with the local people, he pointed out that none of the speeches were inflammatory or libellous in nature.

The rally was an indicator of the collective concern and solidarity amongst the people of the entire Andhra region.

He urged the Congress leadership to initiate a dialogue with the leaders of this section of stakeholders who have a huge support base among the masses.

This would facilitate getting a realistic understanding of the ground reality.