Union Minister Panabaka defends bifurcation
October 20, 2013 - Nellore
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gases Panabaka Lakshmi speaking at a press conference in Gudivada in Krishna district claiming herself as an integrationist at heart defended the decision to bifurcate the State. She said that she never favoured the division of the State but would not go against the decision of the AICC president Sonia Gandhi. She said that 'A decision has been taken on the division of the State and I will abide by the party line, ensuring that people in the State do not get neglected', she said. She added that the division will allow Seemandhra region to develop into a better region in all aspects, she opined.