A month-long mass contact programme seeking to keep the State united is being launched by the YSR Congress party from Gandhi Jayanthi on Wednesday to November 1, the State formation day.

Announcing this here on Tuesday, YSRC leader Konathala Ramakrishna said the programme would begin with a day’s fast on Wednesday by party leaders in 175 Assembly constituencies spread over 13 districts. It would culminate with all panchayats holding a meeting and passing a resolution to keep the State united.

He said party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy would lead the mass contact programme. He announced that the proposed public meeting in city would be held on October 19 and urged those favouring united State to extend support to it.

On October 7, YSRCP activists would reach out to leaders of all political parties as part of the mass contact programme and ask them to mount pressure on their respective leadership to demand for a special session of the Assembly to pass a resolution against the division of the State. He said YSRCP activists would also visit houses of all Congress and TDP MLAs and request them to demand for special Assembly session and quit after the resolution is passed.