Lagadapati says they would step up pressure on centre

Written by | January 19, 2014 | 0
Hyderabad, Jan 19:

Reiterating his opposition to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal today said they would mount pressure on the Centre to reconsider its decision on AP State Reorganisation Bill.

Speaking to the media in Delhi, Rajagopal said, “Serving a no-confidence notice on the UPA government was just a “trial. If the Centre goes ahead on the issue of bifurcation, we will be compelled to oppose it with more vigor. We will go to Delhi in 30 to 40 trains to oppose bifurcation of the State”, he added.

Meanwhile, Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan came under attack from his Samaikhyandhra supporters, including APNGO and Telulgu Praja Vedika convener Dr Mitra for his statement fiercely advocating in favour of Telangana State. Dr Mitra deplored JP’s support to Telangana without having any numbers. He is a lone MLA of his party, he added.

Condemning JP’s statement, Telugu Praja Vedika organized a dharna near Indira Park where Samaikhyandhra JAC warned that they would lay a siege to the Assembly in support of Samaikhyandhra. They also said the Lok Satta Party office would be stormed and the agitation would be intensified after January 23.

The Legislative Council today held a discussion on T-bill. Six Seemandhra ministers were present. Congress MP Undavalli Arunkumar heard the debate sitting in the gallery. Later, the Council was adjourned to Monday.

Filed in: Hyderabad

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