Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: The self-respect of Andhras is at stake and the time is ripe for carving out a separate Andhra, Vasantha Nageswara Rao, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank, said on Wednesday.

Addressing a gathering of advocates supporting separate Andhra, who have formed into ‘Nyavadula Andhra Rashtra Samithi’ here, Mr. Nageswara Rao, himself a strong votary of separate Andhra , said that the pride of people in Andhra has been dented by repeated taunts from the Telangana leaders.