Alert sounded in Seemandhra and additional security forces deployed
December 5, 2013 - Hyderabad
High alert has been sounded by the police and forces rushed to Seemandhra and Rayalaseema district following the announcement of bifurcation of the State by the Union Cabinet.
A total of 81 companies of Central security forces were deployed in various parts of the region an Hyderabad Another 14 companies are expected shortly and they will be in addition to the forces of AP Special Police and local police to meet any eventuality that may arise sai d, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order VSK Kaumudi.
Security beefed up at the residences of Ministers and Congress leaders
Meanwhile police beefed up security near the residences of Ministers and other Congress leaders in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Viziangaram Ananthapur, Kurnool and Rajahmundry along with others. A flag march in Ananthapur was conducted and a three tier security cordon was thrown around the residences of S Sailajanath in Ananthapur. Among the leaders who houses were fortified with security in districts included Union Ministers JD Seelam and Panabaka Lakshmi, Anam Ramanarayana Reddy, D Manikya Varapasad and Kanna Lakshminarayna along with MPs.
Bill should be referred to Assembly, says Ashok Babu
Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika president and APNGOs leader P Ashok Babu said that life in the State will be brought to a standstill if attempts are made to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament without being referred to the State Assembly. Speaking media in Vijayawada on Thursday, he said that the National Highways and Rail roads would be blocked and power supply shun down if attempts were made to push the bill without referring to the State Assembly.
Following the announcement of the Union, the APNGOs Association leader and Samikhayndhra JAC convener P Ashok Babu has given a bandh call in the region on Friday. The SJAC Steering Committee will hold its meeting in Hyderabad on December 9 to chalk out action plan.
YSRCP and TDP calls
The YSRCP has called for a bandh in the Seemandhra region on Friday in against the decision of the Union Cabinet while TDP has given for a 48 hour bandh call. YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flayed the Congress and the Centre for going ahead with bifurcation of the State for the sake of votes and seats disregarding the four month long agitation in the region. He said that they have ignored the aspirations of the 75 per cent of the people.