'Million March' on the cards to keep the State united
September 8, 2013 - Hyderabad
After successful conduct of 'Save Andhra Pradesh' meet on Saturday at Lal Bahudur Stadium in Hyderabad which was attended by more than 50,000 employees across the Seemandhra region, the Samaikyandhra JAC plans to organize a 'Million March' on September 17.
Addressing an impressive gathering of employees of all sections from Seemandhra region, the APNGO's' Association president Ashok Babu asserted that their struggle was not an ending but only a beginning to mount pressure on the Centre to keep the State United. He said that their agitation was not aimed at the employees of Telangana region but against the decision of the Centre's nod to keep the State bifurcated without considering its severe impact on the employees, students, farmers and other sections. He said that the restraint exhibited by speakers and the absence of rabblerousing speeches that had become the hallmark of most rallies nowadays. He consistently appealed to the speakers to steer clear of politics and avoid mention of individual and parties. The organizers ensured that things do not go out of hand through repeated appeals to the participants not to get provoked. The meeting went on extremely well except a minor incidents of slogan shouting in favour of Telangana and waving of black badges. He took a direct dig at the Seemandhra MPs for not standing united in contract to their Telangana counterparts. He said that these MPs are answerable to the people when they come to their constituencies and added that the people are not asking them to quit politics but only to send their resignations as it would surely put pressure on the Centre to roll back the decision.