Anantapur: With speculations increasing about the division of the state the Samaikyandhra movement is stirring up all parts of the region since last week. Protests were witnessed in many areas across the region on Monday.
A large number of Samaikyandhra activists staged a dharna at Gooty MLA K. Madhusudhan Guptha’s residence at Gooty seeking his resignation in protest against the move to divide the state.
Student Samaikyandhra activists expressed their anguish at moves to divide the state and posted an ultimatum to the MLA as he was not available at his house. Several party MLAs and MLCs took part in the round table conference in YSR district demanding to withdraw the proposal to divide the state and Rayalaseema.
Telugu Desam MLA and Kadapa district convener M. Linga Reddy attacked the Congress saying that it was hatching a plan to destroy the heritage of the Rayalaseema region for political mileage.
He maintained that if a strong decision is not taken now, future generations will suffer badly.
As YSR Congress MLAs S. Srikant Reddy, K. Srinivasulu and A. Adinarayana Reddy and MLCs D. Narayana Reddy and Pullayya have submitted their resignations to the JAC district convener on Sunday, pressure is increasing on other public representatives from the region.
“We submitted resignations because of the proposal to divide Rayalaseema. Who gave the Congress high command the power to take a decision on dividing the state or Rayala Telangana” the YSRCP MLAs asked, adding that no one has the right to divide Rayalaseema.
A large number of activists from the Samaikyandhra JAC took out a rally at Dharmavaram in Anantapur district. In a related development, Union minister of state for Railways Kotla Jayasurya Prakash Reddy met Digvijay Singh and represented to him that state should be kept united.