Visakhapatnam/Guntur: APNGOs Association president Ashok Babu dared the state government by declaring that a Samaikyandhra meet will be held in Hyderabad on September 7.
During a meeting in Vizag on Wednesday with various associations of the government staff, Babu said they will hold the meeting even if the government denies permission. “We are not going to relent and ready to face any oppression.
We are not afraid of Esma or police cases. We will continue our stir and hold a public meeting at LB stadium at any cost. We are ready to sacrifice our lives too. The Congress has taken a harmful unilateral decision to bifurcate the state without any scientific basis,” he said.
He also vowed to defeat those MLAs and MPs in the forthcoming elections who do not resign from their posts and back the Samaikyandhra movement.
Meanwhile, the police foiled Ponnur Telugu Desam MLA Dhulipala Narendra Kumar’s indefinite fast in the wee hours of Wednesday and shifted him to Guntur General Hospital for treatment, after his health deteriorated.
TD activists and followers obstructed the police. They were pacified after police said that they will admit him to the GGH for a check-up.
However, two youths were killed on the spot and three others seriously injured when the jeep in which they were following the ambulance of Narendra Kumar, hit a van at Brahmanakoduru village of Chebrolu mandal in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Police said that Dhulipala Srivatsava, 20, a B.Tech second year student of Chintalapudi village, and A. Madhavara Rao, 30, a mason were “escorting” the MLA’s ambulance.
When the jeep reached Brahammankodur, it hit a vehicle coming from the opposite direction, leading to the death of the duo on the spot.
The other three injured in the accident were shifted to the GGH for treatment. The MLA later visited the deceased Srivastava’s parents in Chintalapudi village and consoled them.
TD district president Prattipati Pulla Rao blamed the police for the death of the two youths. He said that the police failed to take precautionary measures and questioned the need to shift the MLA to the hospital.