Hyderabad, Feb 8 : YSR Congress party would organize a dharna at New Delhi on February 17 in protest against the proposed State Reorganisation and would continue its agitation to keep the State united.
“About 7,000 party workers and leaders would sit on a dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to protest against the proposed tabling of Telangana Bill in the parliament. The party cadre and leaders will leave for Delhi on February 15 by two special trains,” party senior leader Umareddy Venkateswarlu told reporters here on Saturday.
We will highlight the single-minded approach of the Congress in dividing the State though 75 % of the population is against it. Any Bill with financial implications will have to be introduced in the Lok Sabha and not in Rajya Sabha.
The proposal to table the Bill in the Parliament will be opposed by our Party and we will carry out the protest and a public meeting in the national capital.
For the past six to seven months there have been agitations and our Party has been a strong contender for a united state. Right from the day of CWC decision to split the state we have taken up various programmes against the division.
“Our Party president has met leaders of all national and regional parties and could mobilize opinion against the misuse of article 3. During the Hyderabad rally also he has made it very clear that all the three regions will be affected with the division.
In continuation of our agitation we will stage a dharna and hold a protest at Delhi as the scene has shifted to the national capital,” he said.
“The two special trains will leave from Tirupati and Rajahundry on February 15 and pick up cadre and leaders en route,” he said.
Dharmana to join YSRCP: Meanwhile, in a separate press conference party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma has said that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be addressing public meeting in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam today and tomorrow.
In the Srikakulam meeting, former minister Dharmana Prasada Rao will join the party along with MLAs Vijay Kumar and Jagannayakulu.
Late Sri NTR’s wife Lakshmiparvathi will also join the party in the Srikakulam meeting, she said and scoffed the reports that people are leaving YSRCP. “We have been selective in taking people into the party and those who could not make it have been spreading rumours,” she said. INN