Visakhapatnam: A delegation of Seemandhra Telugu Desam party leaders on Monday resolved to keep the state `united’.
The delegation of Seemandhra TDP leaders—TDP Visakhapatnam district unit president Ayyana Patrudu, former minister Bhandaru Satyanarayana Murthy and others –-met the Governor E S L Narasimhan, who is on a three-day visit to Visakhapatnam district and appealed him to recommend the Centre to keep the state `united’.
The TDP leaders alleged that the Telangana leaders raised the statehood issue with selfish motives, to protect their regional interests and eyeing on the posts offered by the high command.
The leaders informed the Governor that the formation of smaller states would lead to law and order problem and hamper the development of the state.
The leaders submitted a memorandum to the Governor opposing the division of state and appealed to keep the state united.
They said the development of state is possible with integrated state only.(INN)