Taking the lead, State government employees have roped in students, teachers and lawyers among other sections of people to form a samiti to spearhead the stir for keeping the State united.
Concerned over reports that the Centre was on the verge of taking a decision on the vexed statehood issue, Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers Association Prakasam district president Sk. Abdul Basheer said “the employees will not hesitate to go on a flash strike if any decision is taken to divide the state”. He envisaged lots of problems in finalisation of service rules for employees.
Samaikhyandhra Udhima Joint Action Committee convenor G.Ravikumar said any move to divide the State was akin to opening the Pandora’s box.
Any hasty step would go against the national interest observed Mr. Ravikumar, also correspondent of the Harshini Degree College while referring to several demands for formation of new states in different parts of the country.
Announcing a series of stirs, APNGOs Association district general secretary B. Srinivasa Rao said the country’s map redrawn on linguistic lines in the wake of supreme life sacrifice by Potti Sriramulu, should not be tampered with at any cost. The Samiti members would lay a siege to the office of MPs in the region on Monday to exert pressure on them to quit their posts.
Dharnas would be organised on August 1 to press for resignation of Ministers from the Union and State cabinets, Samiti Convenor P. Rajalakshmi added.
Protest marches would be held on August 3 to put pressure on the MLAs cutting across party lines to quit their posts, Samaikhyandhra Vidhyarthi Joint Action Committee State Co-convenor Rayapatti Jagadeesh said.
This would be followed by a Mahadharna on August 5 to protect the State’s integrity at any cost, added Samaikhyandhra JAC Legal Cell Convenor S.Ranga Rao.