New Delhi: Meanwhile the Seemandhra leaders have also started hectic efforts to stall the bifurcation moves. Leaders of the region have met in the residence of Congress MP Mr. Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and resolve to stoutly oppose bifurcation.
Speaking to the media after the meeting in New Delhi, Mr. Sambasiva Rao has asserted that they want the state to be United and there would be no compromise on that issue. He said they had convinced leaders from the village level that the state would not be divided and counseled them that there was no need for coming to the streets and agitating. “It is because of our assurance, that there are no agitations in the Seemandhra region. Once they feel that the situation is otherwise, you yourself know from past experience what the situation would be”.
Mr. Rao has affirmed that they would not consider any alternative proposal other than keeping the state united. He said they were waiting for appointment to meet the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and would represent their stand when they get it.
When asked if they would be part of the committee to be proposed to be set up by the central government with representatives from both regions to discuss and resolve the issue. He said they had no objection to be in the committee if the people of the Telangana region agree to join it. When told that the Telangana leaders have decided not to join the committee, Mr. Rao has said in that event, they also would not join it. “With whom shall we discuss, when the Telangana representatives opt out of the committee, he has questions.