Calm prevailed in north Andhra as the Srikrishna Committee Report was made public on Thursday.
Following mild threats issued by a couple of organisations on the eve of release of the report, saying that division of the State would not be tolerated, police posted pickets at all important places like the Andhra University campus.
Uttarandhra Rakshana Vedika at a media conference in the evening demanded that Visakhapatnam be made capital of the new Seemandhra State in case the State was bifurcated. If regional development boards were set up to continue the united State, there should be not three, but four boards, including one for North Andhra, it stated.
In Rajahmundry, political parties and people expressed satisfaction over the recommendations of the committee. Minister for Stamps and Registration Thota Narasimham said he felt that United Andhra was the better option and areas still backward should be developed by giving special packages.
Telugu Desam, Left and Lok Satta also expressed satisfaction over the report .