Rajahmundry: Though the bifurcation of the State is very unfortunate, it is time for Andhra people to think about what kind of benefits they could reap after the separation of the state, Rajahmundry MP Undavalli Arun Kumar stated here on Thursday.
Arun Kumar made it clear that the safety of Andhra people living in Hyderabad is their top priority and suggested that people’s representatives not resign but put forth their arguments be in the Assembly as well as in Parliament when the resolutions on Telangana are introduced.
He strongly felt that the bifurcation is inevitable at any point of time, but the issue of Hyderabad is very crucial to Andhra people. He said he would convey the feelings and aspirations of people of this region to the Union Cabinet.
The MP was interacting with Congress workers and leaders in his constituency through a web chat via Skype from New Delhi. They shared their opinions and objections with him.
Undavalli lamented that no leader from Seemandhra was consulted before taking such an important decision. He mentioned that he was told by the AICC secretary Digvijay Singh that the resolution in the State Assembly at this juncture was irrelevant and that had it been passed in 2009 itself, it might have made some difference.
Undavalli opined that Narendra Modi might advocate for Hyderabad as the capital only for the state of Telangana when he visits Hyderabad on August 11. He claimed he did not meet Sonia Gandhi because he feared she might motivate him to convince the people of Seemandhra on the issue of bifurcation.
Safety of Andhra people living Hyderabad, Polavaram and other projects should be taken care of by the leaders in future consultations. He observed that that there is an ample time of 10 years to take a decision on Hyderabad. About 36 speakers spoke to Rajahmundry MP. They told him not to resign from his post. Rajahmundry MLA Rouhtu Suryaprakasa Rao, Anaparthi MLA Nallamilli Sesha Reddy, Rajahmundry town Congress president Nakka Sri Nagesh and former MLC Kandula Durgesh were present on the occasion.