Aim is to achieve separate state by 2009 elections
NIZAMABAD: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has called upon students, youth, intelligentsia and common people to get ready for a relentless fight for formation of a separate state of Telangana.
Addressing a well-attended public meeting at the Collector’s office here on Wednesday, ABVP’s State president Arunkumar said his student organisation would take active part in strengthening the movement for Telangana.
Role of students
He said no movement without the role of students had succeeded in the political history of the country and the ABVP would wage an apolitical struggle roping in all organisations irrespective of political affiliations.
The struggle would be shaped in such a direction that it should achieve the separate State before the 2009 general elections, he added.
Participating as the chief guest of the meeting, physician and Telangana Rashtra Samithi senior leader J. Bapu Reddy criticised Congress leaders of trying to dilute the movement once again in the name of special package for the backward region. Accusing the “Andhra rulers” of plundering the resources, water and jobs due for Telangana people, Dr. Reddy took a strong objection to the likening of Telangana to Pakistan by some Andhra leaders. Launching a diatribe against the Congress and the TRS, BJP State general secretary K. Lakshman, said the Congress was the main villain to Telangana and was making all out efforts to prevent the formation of separate State.