United Andhra Pradesh imperative, says Jagan Reddy

New Delhi, Dec.2 : YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said there is an imperative need for the nation to know the need for a united Andhra Pradesh and the undemocratic and authoritarian way in which the division is taking place.

Jagan Reddy said that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has been deceiving the people while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu has been speaking of packages, and is not willing to withdraw the letter he has given to the Centre accepting the division.

"People of the Kuppam should mount pressure on Naidu to change his mind and take the Samaikya slogan. Naidu has asked people of this constituency to close down shops when I come here to address the public meeting,' he said while addressing a gathering in Chittoor district over the weekend.

"The area should observe a total shut-down when Naidu comes to this place as he has been a party to the division of the State which is being carried out by Sonia Gandhi to see that her son is made Prime Minister," he added.

He further said that water sharing would be the contentious issue, and added that the situation will worsen if another state comes in.

"We will plunge into further turmoil as we are facing a tough situation despite the courts and Tribunals. Water sharing will be the contentious issue and we are not getting a drop of water unless the needs of Maharashtra and Karnataka are fulfilled despite having courts and Tribunals," he said.

Taking a direct hit at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Reddy asked how will the Congress leaders react if she is asked to leave this country.

"If Sonia Gandhi, who has taken Indian citizenship some 30 years ago, is asked to leave the country, how will the Congress and the leader react? They will spin on their tails. In that case how can they ask the Telugu people, who were staying together for the past 60 years to part," he said.

"Every one of you should condemn the division of the State and should vent your ire through votes and give maximum number of MPs to YSRCP to scuttle the moves of Delhi to divide the State," he added.

He further said that if people of the state voice their concern for a united Andhra Pradesh through in votes, the party would be in a condition to keep the state united.

"Elections are round the corner, and if the people of the State voice their concern for a united state in votes and we win 30 Parliament seats, we will be in a position to decide the next Prime Minister and play a key role in national politics and keep the state united," he said.

--ANI (Posted on 02-12-2013)

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