ANDHRA PRADESH

Telangana: BJP submits signatures to President

HYDERABAD: The BJP State unit on Saturday submitted to President Pratibha Patil a memorandum seeking creation of Telangana, among others, as part of the ‘Grama gramana Telangana kranti—santhakala Sankranti’ campaign.

A delegation headed by B. Dattatreya, president, submitted a three-page representation, including their signature campaign, listing the demands -- creation of Telangana before 2009, Godavari water to every village, writing off of loans of Telangana farmers, stopping sale of lands in the region and observance of September 17 as Telangana Liberation Day.

The representation requested Dr. Patil to direct the Union Cabinet to finalise creation of separate State before the Lok Sabha polls.“We request you to understand and appreciate the aspirations of people of Telangana. We request you to use your good offices to instruct all the people concerned to expedite the process of creation of Telangana’.

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