New Delhi, Oct.17 (ANI): Reiterating the demand to convene a special session of assembly to pass a resolution against the division of the State, YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Leader of Opposition in the State, N Chandrababu Naidu should also join the struggle for a united state failing which they remain traitors in the State polity.
"We have met the Governor with the demand to convene the assembly before the draft Bill on the separate state comes up and our party MLAs and leaders will picket the Chief Minister's office with the same demand tomorrow," he said.
"The Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition should join the fight for the united state and convene the assembly to pass a resolution in favour of an integrated state or else they will earn a place of traitors in the history of the state politics," he added.
He further said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been pulling the strings and Kiran Kumar Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu were dancing to Delhi tunes.
"Unless they come to grips with the reality and honour the mood of the people, they will remain as characterless people," he said.
Reddy also accused the Congress President of slithering the future of the children with the motive of seeing her son Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister, and added that the state leaders are religiously following her dictates without any concern towards the future of the people back home.
Attacking Chief Minister and Naidu for acting as agents of Sonia Gandhi, he said Kiran Kumar Reddy has been trying to water down the Seemandhra movement with the divide-and-rule policy by calling union leaders one-by-one and attempting to break the strike.
"Chandrababu Naidu on the other hand had undertaken fast in Delhi seeking a separate state and in the name of protest, we do not know whom all did he meet and for what purpose," he said.
Commenting on Digvijay Singh's statement that the Samaikhyandhra movement is slowing down, he said that the AICC General Secretary and the Chief Minister are following the instructions of Congress President in letter and spirit but the ground reality is otherwise.
"We had earlier urged the Governor and wrote to Chief Minister to convene the assembly before the cabinet note is prepared but there was no positive response while Delhi has been active in the division process and it is time that other parties, more so TDP, join YSRCP, MIM and CPI (M) in opposing the division of the State," he said.
"Cabinet ministers have changed their tune and have shifted from the united state slogan to package model which shows that they have compromised. We are serious on quitting the Lok Sabha and our leaders Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and SPY Reddy will leave for Delhi to mount pressure on Speaker to accept the resignations," he added.
Reddy expressed his concern on the division of the state, and said that the entire region from Kuppam to Srikakulam would turn into a desert, and added that every youth who would be deprived of a chance to secure a job in Hyderabad would curse Naidu and Kiran Kumar Reddy if they do not fight for the cause of Samaikhyandhra.
He confirmed that the permission to hold Samaikhya Shankaravam meeting in the city was accorded and it will be held on October 26.
Affirming that he will lead the Samaikhyandhra movement from the forefront, he appealed to all leaders, cutting across party affiliations, who want to keep the state united to join the meeting.
"I also appeal to N Kiran Kumar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu also to extend support to the meeting. When I say Samaikhyandhra, I mean all the three regions of Telangana, Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema," he said.
On October 3, the Union Cabinet had decided to go ahead with the process for the creation of a separate Telangana state carved out from Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)