Yogi Vemana University students and people of nearby villages undertook a 10 km. padayatra under the leadership of Head of Telugu Department N. Easwar Reddy from the university to the YSR statue on Kadapa outer ring road and formed a human chain on Wednesday.

Telugu people lost their links with Tamil Nadu after attaining independence and formed Andhra Pradesh by liberating Telangana from the Nizam’s rule, Mr. Easwar Reddy said. Hyderabad was developed as the capital with the contribution of Telugu-speaking people for six decades. Ironically, pro-Telangana leaders were asking Seemandhra people to leave Hyderabad and it would lead to the latter foregoing education, health and employment avenues.

Kadapa RDO V. Veerabrahmam and Municipal Commissioner P. Chandramouleeswar Reddy participated in the human chain expressing solidarity and said the youth should take active part in the anti-bifurcation movement. Al Habeeba college chairman P. Akbar Khan said NGOs, RTC employees, teachers and others were agitating for a united State.

Flaying AICC president Sonia Gandhi for mooting the division of the State hoping to make her son Rahul Gandhi Prime Minister, he said the future of youth was uncertain with the bifurcation move.