Rayalaseema leader and Telugu Desam MLA Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy has appealed to the central government to decide the future of Rayalaseema in the event of granting statehood to Telangana.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said he remained committed to the demand for a separate Rayalaseema state and urged the BJP leadership to support his demand because it strongly favoured creation of smaller states for better governance. He made a similar appeal to the CPI in view of its strong support to the Telangana demand. He said he would try to win the support of the people of Prakasam and Nellore districts for creation of a Greater Rayalaseema demand.
Reddy said that he would continue campaigning for the cause of the region and planned to write a letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana demanding statehood for Rayalaseema and criticised a section of Rayalaseema leaders who he said were favouring division of Rayalaseema and merger of some districts.