Congress MP from Seemandhra Lagadapati Rajagopal on Sunday faulted the statement made by Union Home Minister S.K. Shinde that one stage has been completed in the process of division of the State.

At a press conference here, Mr. Rajagopal sought to know as to how the Union Minister could make such remarks when the concerns of the Seemandhra people have not been addressed so far. “The Centre is yet to spell out its road map on how it wants to proceed on contentious issues that needs to be addressed first,” he said.

On the Save AP meet in Hyderabad, he said despite several restrictions and threats held out by the TRS and other organisations, the employees conducted the rally peacefully.

He said the APNGOs, who had extended all cooperation to their Telangana counterparts, were greeted with hurling of stones when they were returning to their native places after the meeting.

He pointed out that APNGOs leaders had put up pictures of eminent leaders of all the three regions as a mark of harmony.

But, former Minister and APCC spokesperson Md. Ali Shabbir lamented that APNGOs leaders had insulted the minority community by not giving importance to the founders of Hyderabad city. “No Muslim speaker was allowed to address the gathering,” he added.