One lakh voices rise in unison for united Andhra Pradesh

One lakh voices rise in unison for united Andhra Pradesh
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The district headquarters and the former capital of Andhra state, Kurnool, reverberated with one lakh voices rose in unison demanding the united Andhra Pradesh on Thursday proving wrong the statement of Seemandhra leaders that the agitation without political leadership would die down soon.

The district headquarters and the former capital of Andhra state, Kurnool, reverberated with one lakh voices rose in unison demanding the united Andhra Pradesh on Thursday proving wrong the statement of Seemandhra leaders that the agitation without political leadership would die down soon.
The joint action committee of the private educational institutions has organised the massive programme in which students, teachers, employees and a large number of people participated. The people in general and students particular started thronging the Raj Vihar centre where the programme was planned to be held since 8 am.
The students started squatting on the road right from Raj Vihar centre to Kondareddi Buruju on one side and the Collectorate and up to the RTC bus station. Those who could not reach the venue due to the massive crowd have raised slogans to mark their protest against the decision of the Congress to divide the state. Holding placards with a wide variety of slogans, the students have taken out a massive rally. They have vowed that they would strive for the unity of Andhra Pradesh whatever it might cost.
Chief of Samaikyandhra Intelectuals Chalasani Srinivas who was the chief guest, addressing the meeting said that Sonia Gandhi, who has been a respectable figure in the hearts of people of the State, has decided to break their hearts.
He questioned the Congress as to why it did not divide the State when Andhra people demanded division way back in 1972. “Indira Gandhi had taken the decision that day not to divide the state at a time Hyderabad was developed with the investment from Andhra region,” recalled.
He said that it was an insult to the great leader Potti Sreeramulu if Sonia decided to divide the state. Srinivas said that the Telugu people had a respectable place in the world community and it was not proper to divide them. He lauded the people for taking up cudgels against the Congress party for the unity of the state.
Samajvadi Party state president Jagadish Yadav addressing the meeting said that the Congress has been trying to destroy the national unity by resorting to divide the state. “The one lakh voices programme is a slap in the face to the divisional forces,” he added. Junior College principal Chennaiah said that the programme was aimed at conveying their opinion to the UPA chairperson. He said that if the state was divided into two states, people of three regions would suffer. He said that similar programmes would be organised all over the 13 districts.
The meeting observed two-minute silence in the memory of the people who laid their lives for the united Andhra Pradesh.
A large number of vehicles were stranded on the road following the programme of one lakh voices causing inconvenience to the people. Police tried their best to divert the traffic.Former mayor Raghuram Reddy was not allowed to board the stage as the programme was non-political.
The heads of various private educational institutions, teachers, APNGOs district leader Vengal Reddy, Samajvadi Party leader Dandu Seshuphani Yadav and others were present. The indefinite strike launched by YSR Congress leader SV Mohan Reddy has been supported by a number of leaders who attended the venue. In NANDYALA, former minister and TDP leader NMD Farooq organised cook and eat programme on Thursday on the National Highway 18 which was attended by the district TDP president Somisetty Venkateswarlu. The traffic has come to a standstill for over six hours on the national highway.
Addressing the meeting, the TDP leader demanded resignation of the Congress ministers and MLAs to participate in the agitation. He threatened the Congress leaders with laying siege to their houses.
In DHONE, the students of the government college took out a massive rally and asked the students of private colleges to join them. All the students participated in the rally with removing their shirts at the old bus stand circle raising slogans for the united Andhra Pradesh. Expressing solidarity with the students, the employees of ICDS, pensioners, teachers also participated in the rally.
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