Special Correspondent

KADAPA: All-Party Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Kadapa district has decided to take the “Samaikyandhra” movement to mandal and village-level and motivate people. “Samaikyandhra” agitators should make it clear that the agitation was for protecting the riparian rights of Rayalaseema, just as Prof. Jayasankar of Telangana Rashtra Samithi claimed that Telangana stir was meant for getting Krishna and Godavari water, JAC chairman Ch. Chandrasekhar Reddy asserted.

The JAC should apprise Praja Rajyam president K. Chiranjeevi, who was slated to visit Kadapa district shortly, on the problems confronting Rayalaseema region and the perils of bifurcation of the State, he said.

Former Congress MLA N. Varadarajulu Reddy wanted the movement intensified, as the future of Rayalaseema would be bleak, if Telangana which was on the upstream was separated. The public representatives and leaders of entire Rayalaseema region should come together and be prepared to sustain the “Samaikyandhra” movement , he said. He recalled that the high-level canal could not get water released from Karnataka despite use of police force during the YSR rule.

“Seema-Andhra” leaders should not be complacent that Telangana would not be separated by interpreting the second statement of Union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram, but send signals that “we would fight to the finish”, TDP State Minority Cell chairman V.S. Ameer Babu said.

PR district president B. Hariprasad opined that “Seema-andhra” leaders were not effectively responding to the instigating remarks of pro-Telangana leaders.

Lok Satta district convenor P. Venugopal suggested mobilisation of the support of pro-Samaikyandhraites in Telangana region, as the politically unemployed were leading the Telangana agitation.

BSP leader K. Danam, TDP leaders R. Venkatasubba Reddy and M. Venkataswamy Reddy also spoke.