Ashok Babu was critical of the Seemandhra ministers saying there was no need for them to resign. “This is ridiculous. Let them go to their respective constituencies and say the same thing. People would tell them what they should do,” he said.
Egged on with the success of the ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meet in Hyderabad, they have decided to shouldered the task of spearheading a full scale agitation to safeguard the interests of the employees.
Ashok Babu, said that the agitation would be intensified further to mount pressure on the centre as well as the CWC to force reversal of the decision for bifurcation of the state. He said that this would be the crucial phase of protests by all means.
As per the schedule, all those fighting for united Andhra Pradesh would lay siege to the Central Government offices and the banks from September 19 to 20. There would be a two hour voluntary power block out in all cities and villages on September 21. People would switch off their lights and facilities on power from 6 pm to 8 p.m.
A bandh will be observed all over the region on September 24. Besides observing a complete shutdown of businesses, road blockades would be organize bringing road transportation to a halt right from Tada to Ichapuram.
Private travels will suspend their operation for two days two days- Sept 25 and 26. The private educational institutions would observe a week long bandh from September 23 to 30.
The Samiti would organize three major public meetings in the region – at ViJayawada on September 20, Hundupur on September 23 and Kurnool on September 29.
Ashok Babu said that the meeting of Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samiti has decided function from a separate office. He reiterated his demand to place the Telangana bill in Assembly. “We shall be visiting Delhi in the meantime to meet the leaders of various political parties apart from the Congress MPs”, he said.