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Seemandhra leaders expect Telangana reverse

DC | 08th Sep 2013
It was a sea of humanity at Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad where the APNGOs organised ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting in support of Samaikyandhra on Saturday.— DC/P. Surendran
It was a sea of humanity at Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad where the APNGOs organised ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting in support of Samaikyandhra on Saturday.— DC/P. Surendran

Hyderabad: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and the Seemandhra ministers expressed confidence that the Congress high command may change its decision on bifurcation of the state after the success of APNGOs ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting in Hyderabad, opposing the state bifurcation.

They felt that the meeting will definitely have an impact on the high command.

The Chief Minister and  Seemandhra ministers were happy with the success of APNGOs meeting which they watched on TV at the CM’s official residence.

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The Chief Minister, while sharing his thoughts with Seemandhra leaders, said he was in touch with the officials and gave directions to them.

Reddy expressed satisfaction that the meeting went off peacefully without any untoward incidents, and appreciated the efforts of the police personnel.

Among those who met the Chief Minister were ministers Pitani Satyanarayana, Pinipe Viswaroop, Erasu Pratap Reddy, T.G. Venkatesh, D. Manikya Varaprasada Rao, Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy, Ahamadullah, S. Vijayarama Raju, MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, MLAs J.C. Diwakar Reddy, G. Veera Siva Reddy and others.

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The Chief Minister hosted lunch for all at his official residence. Everybody present felt that the APNGO’s meeting will definitely have an impact on the high command and hoped it would rethink its decision on bifurcation of the state.

The Vijayawada MP, Rajagopal, told the media that after the APNGO’s meeting it is clear that 80 per cent of the people are in favour of a united state. He said that since Samaikyandhra people have made a success of the APNGOs meeting, now as MPs they have to play their role at Delhi.

Seemandhra ministers opined that the meeting  has given confidence to the Seemandhra people that the state will remain united.

They said, very soon a Samaikyandhra meeting will be conducted at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad with one lakh people.

Organisers heave a sigh of relief

Hyderabad: It was virtually a sea of government employees at the Lal Bahadur Stadium on Saturday as thousands from Seemandhra region thronged there to convey a single message to the Centre loud and clear — to keep the state united forever.

“Jai Samaikhyandhra” slogans rent the air as the multitude raised their voices in unison in a bid to make their voices heard by the decision makers.

When it was all over, the organisers heaved a sigh of relief that the meeting had passed off peacefully and uneventfully, barring a few minor disruptions.

The stadium was packed to capacity. Organisers estimated the total turnout to be in the range of 40,000 to 50,000. All the galleries and the ground were packed with employees from various departments.

The organisers arranged cultural programmes to entertain the crowd, who sat for seven hours in the scorching heat.

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by CM (not verified) on
A more passionate and vigorous Telangana meeting can be setup. Telangana state with Hyderabad as capital is the birth right of Telangana people. Let Curry House first learn to talk in telugu and then come into public life.
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by UTAkid (not verified) on
The problem can be resolved by standing united but dividing the funds with ministers for each region managing them. Hold them accountable. If we are not united, funds from center for 8th and 12th largets states will be a trickle. Other states will benefit from our downfall. We should be proud of our telugu heritage.
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by Compactan (not verified) on
Since Hyderabad was made capital of whole 23 districts all the developmental activities concentrated here only. Seemaandhrites & telanganties have invested their hard earning money & toil for establishing software companies, Pharma industries, factories several business establishments in Hyderabad. As a result of which 15 Universities & IIT’S have been established as common asset here in Hyderabad. Since it was the common capital & 23 districts Central Government also established several Defense Laboratories & Research laborites. International Airport was developed to fulfill the necessities of entire Andhra Pradesh. As a result of all these things Hyderabad has emerged as source employment of entire state. Hyderabad city also become most sought after destination of students for the higher studies since it has become home of many educational institutions of world class level. Yes! It is a fact several of telanganties are now in favour of bifurcation. It’s quiet natural they will be benefitted by undue advantage of grabbing all the opportunities by throwing seemandhrites from out of Hyderabad once it is separated. It is the time for the telanganties to have a broader look before going for a separation of the state since Hyderabad has been developed as a combined asset of all the regions of Andhra Pradesh.
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by dilip kumar (not verified) on
This meeting was an utter flop if viewed deeply. Samaikhya Andhra means all three regions of A.P. together but there was no telangana speaker/participant in the meeting , which shows it was only seemandhra meeting and also it definitely highlights the difference of opinion between these regions and confirm that they cannot stay together .

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