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Posted on Feb 13, 11:12AM | UNI
Kakinada, Feb 12 : The crucial meeting of the MLAs and MLCs of Amalapuram Lok Sabha constituency convened by its MP G V Harshakumar today resolved to launch an agitation demanding that eighty per cent of the gas produced in KG Basin should be supplied to Andhra Pradesh and all the oil companies should spend 2 per cent of its total investment for the community service programmes under corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Resolving this unanimously naming the same as 'Amalapuram declaration', the meeting has decided to constitute a broad based struggle committee to organise the agitation against the oil companies.
Along with Mr Harshakumar others attended the meeting held at Kshatriya Parishad in Amalapuram this evening included Bandaru Satyanandarao, Thota Trimurtulu and Pamula Rajesweri MLAs and Padmaraju MLC besides Kalvakolanu Thathaji President Chamber of commerce.
It was also resolved demanding cooking gas supply to all the households in the constituency at concessional price and employment to locals in all the oil companies that are involved in oil and gas exploration and exploitation in KG basin. The meeting found fault with the Reliance for spending meager amounts for the development of the region and demanded it to immediately release Rs 350 crore on the lines of Gujarat state petroleum corporation (GSPC) for infrastructure development in all the habitations.
At one stage, the proceedings of the meetings were disturbed for some time following a dalit leader Settibattula Rajababu blaming Harshakumar for neglecting the constituency all these days and now calling for an agitation against the oil companies.
However, the leader was shouted down and virtually roughed up by the supporters of the MP forcing him leave the place in a hush.