New Delhi: The Seemandhra leaders, who met the AICC leader in-charge of AP affairs, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, have suggested that a Darjeeling type of solution be found for the Telangana issue.
Several MPs, MLAs and MLCs met Mr Azad and requested him to implement the Sixth recommendation of the Srikrishna Committee without bifurcating the State. They have complained to Mr Azad that the Telangana leaders were unnecessarily inciting the students and the youth. The Minister, Mr Sailajanath, has urged the Central leader to also consider the backwardness of the Rayalaseema region.
Speaking to the media later, the MP, Mr Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, said that they would keep coming to the capital till the issue was resolved. He made it clear that they would not accept bifurcation of the State under any circumstances.
In all, 12 MPs, 15 ministers, 27 MLAs and 10 MLCs — apart from several senior leaders — met Mr Azad. Included in the delegation were: D. Manikya Vara Pasad, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, T G Venkatesh, Anam Ramanarayana Reddy, Thota Narasimham, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Erasu Pratapa Reddy, K V P Ramachandra Rao, J D Seelam, Gade Venkata Reddy, M Srinivasulu Reddy, J C Diwakar Reddy, Mandali Buddha Prasad and M Sudhakar Babu. They gave a ten-page memorandum in which they stated that during all earlier agitations, the Centre had decided not to divide the State because it would have dangerous consequences. They said the State should not be divided on the basis of sentiments and added that if it was to be divided on the basis of sentiments it should be divided into five parts – namely Rayalaseeema, Coastal Andhra, North Coastal Andhra, Hyderabad and Telangana.