Put Up Joint Fight against Centre, JP tells Naidu, KCR

Published: 16th March 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Chief ministers of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should unite all political parties of the two Telugu states and launch a joint fight against the Centre for getting the promises fulfilled.

“Special status should be granted to AP immediately. All the promises made to both AP and Telangana states should be taken up immediately as both states are facing several problems. Getting the promises fulfilled from the Centre is not a personal issue of TDP or the TRS but related to the lives of scores of Telugu people,”  Loksatta founder president Jayaprakash Narayan has said.

Speaking at a round table conference held here on Sunday to discuss Union government’s promises to AP and TS and devise a strategy to get them implemented, JP found fault with TDP, TRS, BJP and YSRC for not taking part in the round table conference.

Representatives of various political parties, NGOs and social activists attended  the conference and came up with various suggestions. Reimbursing the revenue deficit of AP, completion of Polavaram project in four years, giving special grants to backward regions of North Andhra, Rayalaseema, North Telangana were the promises highlighted.

CPI Telangana state executive committee member R Narasimha Rao alleged that no steps have been taken yet on the promise of steel plant for Telangana.

Loksatta national president Surendra Srivastava, Chalasani Srinivas of Andhra Intellectuals Forum, S Malla Reddy of All India Kisan Sabha, former MP C Lakshmanna, Hanuman Choudhary of Pragnya Bharathi, political analyst C Narsimha Rao were among those present on the occasion.

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