‘Few capitalists with investments in city opposing division'
TRS, APDM to continue parleys and chalk a joint course of action and date for Vijayawada meet
JAC to hold ‘chaitanya sabhalu' both in Coastal Andhra-Rayalaseema and Telangana
HYDERABAD: After several flip-flops on the issue, TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao finally decided on Monday to attend a public meeting being organised by Andhra Pradesh Dalita Mahasabha (APDM) at Vijayawada in support of Statehood for Andhra (Coastal Andhra-Rayalaseema). It was only on Sunday that the party had indicated that KCR would not go to Vijayawada.
After four-hour dialogue between the leaders of APDM headed by Katti Padma Rao and the TRS delegation led by Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao, the two leaders jointly announced that they would launch a joint movement for separate Telangana and Andhra States from now on. The joint movement to be launched at Vijayawada would be taken to Delhi and would conclude only with the bifurcation of the State.
The proposal was made by Dalita Mahasabha and the TRS had accepted it. The two sides would continue parleys for two more days to chalk a joint course of action and the date for Vijayawada meet. A Joint Action Committee would also be formed to carrying out the movement for separation of Telangana and Andhra in all the regions in AP, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao stated.
The JAC would hold ‘chaitanya sabhalu' (awareness meetings) both in Coastal Andhra-Rayalaseema and Telangana.
It was the down-trodden, Dalits and minorities who were exploited, discriminated and excluded by the sections in power all along in all regions and bifurcation of the State would do justice to all such oppressed sections, he claimed.
The APDM had already told the Srikrishna Committee that bifurcation of the State would be beneficial to all, Mr. Padma Rao stated. Andhra with Rajahmundry as its capital would prosper in all spheres. It was only a handful of capitalists who had their investments in Hyderabad were opposing bifurcation of the State fearing loss of their money, he said.
They would take the movement to Delhi in January for bifurcation and return only after achieving the demand of people of the two regions, he noted.