Private School Correspondents Association decided to close all private schools in Kadapa district from September 3 to 9.

The private school correspondents and teachers staged a massive rally from the Zilla Parishad to Kadapa Collectorate on Tuesday. Oxford School students G. Sai Nikhita, A. Hema, R. Anitha and K. Swarnalatha attired as Bharata Matha, Telugu Talli, Rani Rudrama Devi and Jhansi Lakshmi Bai participated in the rally.

AICC president Sonia Gandhi should drop her bifurcation proposal or else the people will teach her a lesson, the association general secretary S. Elias Reddy warned at in the teachers’ relay fast camp.

Foreigners such as Arthur Cotton, Charles Phillippe Brown and Thomas Munroe contributed their might for the development of Telugu people, but Sonia Gandhi, who was ignorant about Telugu culture and tradition, took up bifurcation of the State. The Samaikyandhra agitation would continue until the proposed bifurcation was withdrawn, he asserted.

“Politically motivated”

He termed the bifurcation move as politically-motivated as it was being done without reaching an agreement of sharing of river waters and deciding the capital issue. Hyderabad was not the property of Telangana, but developed with the contribution and investments by people of all regions in the State, he asserted.

The Congress would face a miserable defeat in the 2014 elections and would lose its existence unless it withdraws the bifurcation move, association president M.V. Ramachandra Reddy said.

Association leaders Ramesh Reddy, Ramana, Ganganna, Meshak Babu and Harikesava Reddy and teachers M. Lalitha Devi also spoke ànd called upon the people to participate in the Samaikyandhra public meeting at Hyderabad on September 7. Narayana Concept school teachers and students came to the Collectorate and expressed solidarity.

Plea to Manmohan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should shed his silence and keep the State an as integrated unit and develop all the backward areas in the State, Rajiv Vidya Mission Project Officer A. Suryanarayana Reddy said in the JAC relay fast camp at the Collectorate.

Teachers JAC Convenor G.V. Narayana Reddy also participated.