Vishalandhra- this was the word which was coined by Telugu intellectuals that wanted to unify Telangana and Andhra regions as one state which was later called Andhra Pradesh and the dream was realized in 1956.
Posted : November 13, 2013 at 11:12 am IST by
To this day, there are publications in Telugu with this name but after Telangana agitation picking up once again, this name has become a platform for people seeking United AP. Currently this is being led by Parakala Prabhakar and other intellectuals.
Till now the group was only confined to few meetings and debates in Hyderabad and frequent appearances in new channels as panelists. But recently the group created a ruckus in the capital New Delhi. This was like a wakeup call for Sonia Gandhi.
Hundreds of Vishalandhra activists marched in Jantar Mantar and also attacked the headquarters of Congress party in Delhi and police struggled very hard to save the Congress office. Intelligence reports reached Sonia Gandhi that this is only a sample but it alerted the Congress leadership very much, say sources!