Not the end of agitations, but another beginning..!

Posted : February 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm IST by ManaTelugu

Former minister T.G. Venkatesh has warned that bifurcation of the state is not going to see the end of agitations, but it spells the beginning of new agitations. Venkatesh demanded that the new capital of residual Andhra Pradesh shall be located in Rayala Seema region, otherwise there will be another movement for separate state of Rayala Seema.

The grouse of Rayala Seema people has been that in the interest of integrated Andhra Pradesh, they had to lose Kurnool as capital in 1956. Venkatesh has also made it clear that his continuation in Congress has become untenable.  He will soon announce which party he will be joining.

Venkatesh has an ally in his own district of Kurnool, in Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy who is heading a party that aims at creating a separate state of Rayala Seema. Byreddy in fact, has announced that he will field candidates from his party in all Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Seema.