APNGOs call 48-hour bandh - The New Indian Express

APNGOs call 48-hour bandh

Published: 04th October 2013 10:32 AM

Last Updated: 04th October 2013 10:48 AM

Incensed over the Central Cabinet approving Telangana note on Thursday, the APNGOs Association called a 48-hour Seemandhra bandh beginning 6 am on Friday.

“It will be a total bandh. There will be no movement of vehicles as all national highways would be blocked,” APNGOs president P Ashok Babu said. Normal life would be paralysed across Seemandhra, he said.

He sought to allay the fears of employees that bifurcation has now become imminent. “All is not lost yet. There is still scope to prevent bifurcation. All legislators should oppose Telangana resolution whenever it is moved in the Assembly,” Ashok Babu said.

He also wanted the MPs to resign immediately and wanted to know how Union ministers Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and MM Pallam Raju had presented the case for Samaikyandhra in the Cabinet. “When we asked them to resign, they said they should be in the Cabinet to oppose the note whenever it is taken up. People would like to know what they had done and whether they are now willing to resign,” Ashok Babu said.

Ashok Babu said the APNGOs executive will meet in Hyderabad on Octber 6 and later in the evening, the Samaikyandrha JAC would discuss its future course of action. “The movement would not fizzle out. It would be further intensified,” he said. He also wanted to know what the political leadership of the state was intending to do. “We are planning to meet the chief minister and discuss with him what he and the Congress intends to do to keep the state united,” Ashok Babu said.

Earlier, before the Union cabinet approved the Telangana note, the APNGOs Union, which is leading the Samaikyandhra agitation asked the Union ministers and MPs from Seemandhra  to resign immediately.

‘’It is rather shameful that ministers and MPs from Seemandhra region have not tendered their resignations yet,’’ he said but was quick to add that there would not be any violence. ‘’People will put an end to their political career,’’ he told newsmen at APNGO Bhavan here.

‘’We will write letters to all 159 MLAs from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions and also to those in Hyderabad and Telangana region to oppose bifurcation,” he said.

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