Staff Reporter

Telangana activists protest his remark

Demand apology for insulting the Telangana people

Telangana can develop in unified A.P., says PV's son

KARIMNAGAR: Pro-Telangana activists and JAC leaders on Friday set fire to an effigy of P.V. Rajeshwara Rao, the former MP and son of late Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, in his native Vangara village of Bheemadevarapalli mandal for supporting the cause of united Andhra Pradesh.

The villagers led by sarpanch N. Prabhakar, JAC co-convener Narasimha Swamy, Mulkanoor sarpanch Padala Gautam and other leaders Ashok Mukherjee, Ch. Prabhakar and others took out a procession in the village and raised slogans against Mr. Rajeshwara Rao in front of his ancestral house for insulting the people of Telangana and favouring a unified Andhra Pradesh.

They also set fire to his effigy demanding his unconditional apology for insulting the Telangana people.

It may be recalled that on Wednesday night, Mr. Rajeshwara Rao visited the Vangara village to participate in a school annual day celebrations.

While addressing the gathering, he said that the Telangana region would develop only in a unified Andhra Pradesh and opposed formation of Telangana State. He also handed over a cheque of Rs. 30,000 for the development of school.

Irked over his reported statements, the villagers and JAC leaders protested against Rajeshwara Rao.

They also handed over the cheque of Rs. 30,000 to the school headmaster to hand over the same to the former Member of Parliament stating that they would not accept the assistance from the people who support united Andhra Pradesh.