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NGOs urge Seemandhra leaders to quit

Published: 26th July 2013 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2013 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

Leaders of the West Krishna unit of the AP Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association (APNGOA) and the student Joint Action Committee (JAC) have demanded that the people’s representatives resign from their posts immediately to express their support for a united state and warned that those who do not quit the posts would be treated as betrayers of the Seemandhra people.

They have also decided to stage dharnas in front of the houses of Members of Parliament in Seemandhra on July 29 demanding them to mount pressure on the Congress Working Committee (CWC) against division of the state. The NGOs and student JAC jointly organised a round table meeting at NGOs’ Home in the city on Thursday.

President of West Krishna unit of APNGOs A Vidya Sagar said that the NGOs were ready to go on strike immediately if the Centre decides to grant statehood to Telangana region.

He also asked the people’s representatives from Seemandhra region to resign from their posts to follow in the footsteps of the YSRC MLAs who have tendered their resignations for the cause of an integrated state.

NGOs secretary Iqbal said that conventions would be organised at Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kadapa and Anantapur to explain to the people the loss caused to the Seemandha people, if the state is bifurcated. A meeting would also be organised in Hyderabad soon, he said.

Student JAC and Youth Congress leader Devineni Avinash alleged that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was supporting the state division as he wanted to make his son, Nara Lokesh, a leader in Seemandra region.

Samaikyandhra Samrakshna Samithi state president Naraharisetti Srihari and scores of government employees and students attended the round table meeting.

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