Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD:A day after former Minister J.C. Diwakar Reddy suggested merger of Rayalaseema with Telangana, in the event of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Congress leaders rejected his idea.

Reactions ranging from complete outrage to polite rejection were witnessed with former Minister R. Damodar Reddy launching a tirade against Mr. Diwakar Reddy terming his remark an attempt to confuse people.

“Telangana has suffered more because of Rayalaseema leaders.

“Anti-social elements from Rayalaseema have hijacked Hyderabad and are indulging in land grabbing,” he remarked.