“The ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting an inspiration for us”
Additional Joint Collector M. Sudarshan Reddy, District Revenue Officer N. Easwaraiah and other district officers launched a relay hunger strike in front of Kadapa Collectorate on Sunday, on the 40th day of united Andhra Pradesh movement.
People would forgive the government and the elected representatives if they withdraw their bifurcation decision, Mr. Sudarshan Reddy said. He asked the leaders to think rationally by considering the aspirations of the people and extend support to the movement. The ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting in Hyderabad was successful and drawing inspiration from it, several forms of agitations would be formulated, he said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should try to gauge the sentiments of the Telugu people, Easwaraiah said. The country would break into pieces if the PM turns a blind eye to the happenings around him, he said. District Education Officer K. Anjaiah wanted the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to keep the State united.
Rajiv Vidya Mission Project Officer A. Suryanarayana Reddy, District Public Relations Officer M. Venkateswara Prasad, Kadapa Municipal Commissioner P. Chandramouleeswar Reddy, Teachers’ JAC leader G.V. Narayana Reddy and MEOs Association president V. Nagamuni Reddy, who undertook the relay fast, also spoke and asserted that the united State agitation would continue until the Congress retracts from its decision.
CEO of STEP Mamatha, District Panchayat Officer Apurupa Sundari, Executive Director of SC Corporation Pratibha Bharathi, ED of Minorities Corporation Srinivasulu and several other officials participated to express their solidarity.
Thogatas take out rally
The members of Thogata Veera Kshatriya Samkshema Sangham took out a rally from Sri Chowdeswari temple at Yerramukkapalli and formed human chains at Seven Roads junction on Sunday.
En route, Sangham president P. Chandrasekhar, secretary G. Gowrisankar, vice-president Ramachandrudu and others expressed solidarity with municipal employees, Zilla Parishad staff and Employees’ JAC members who were staging relay fasts. Teja School correspondent P. Nirmala Devi said bifurcation process should be stopped when majority oppose it.