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Anantapur District Congress Committee chief Madhusudhan Guptha faces Samaikya heat

Published Nov 16, 2013, 2:22 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 6:30 pm IST
Activists from Sri Krishnadevaraya University Joint Action Committee prevent DCC president and Guntakal MLA Madhusudhan Guptha at Press Club in Anantapur on Friday. -DC
 Activists from Sri Krishnadevaraya University Joint Action Committee prevent DCC president and Guntakal MLA Madhusudhan Guptha at Press Club in Anantapur on Friday. -DC

Anantapur: District Congress Committee president K. Madhusudhan Guptha had to face embarrassment after criticising top party leaders for not living up to their promises and speeding up division process, when the Sri Krishnadevaraya University Joint Action Committee confronted him over his unclear stand.

Guptha was speaking at the press club here on Friday when Joint Action Committee activists  objected to the DCC president for proposing Rayala-Telangana instead of mounting pressure on Centre to reverse the decision.

The DCC president and Guntakal MLA K. Madhusudhan Guptha lamented that the party high command was concerned more about MPs and MLAs than the division process.

“We tendered resignation from our posts and presented  the serious concerns in the Seemandhra region, but the leadership is not even considering our pleas,” he lamented adding  that he is all for  Samaikyandhra.

The SKU JAC leaders were not convinced with the justification  offered by the DCC president.

Guptha's outburst against the party leadership led to a heated exchange with activists who  sought his clear stand on the division process. However, police had to rush  to his rescue.

Meanwhile activists of  the Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committee stopped  revenue minister N. Raghuveera Reddy's convoy at Dharmavaram in the district where he was taking part in Rachabanda programme at Dharmavaram.

The Joint Action Committee activists shouted slogans and demanded his resignation to mount pressure on the Centre.

Samaikyandhra protests, dharnas and human chain formations were witnessed in  many parts of the region during Rachabanda programme.

Sailajanath rules out bifurcation of state

Anantapur: Primary education minister and Seemandhra Forum convener Sake Sailajanath on Friday reiterated that the division of the state is no way possible without the resolution in the state Assembly.

Speaking to media  after inaugurating the Ksturba Gandhi Balika Vidhayalaya  at C.K. Palli in the district, Sailajanath recalled that state divisions were occurred based on the consent of people of all areas and after passing a resolution in the respective state Assemblies.

Similarly bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh  would not be possible without passing a resolution in the state Assembly as per the Constitution, he said.

Sailajanath added that the Seemandhra Forum would fight against all meaures towards the division of the state.

Sailajanath criticised the Telugu Desam for keeping silent without opposing the division process during the recent Group of Ministers meeting held with all parties.

“Though the Group of Ministers invited all parties to share their views, the Telugu Desam was away from the meeting,” he said and criticised its chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his dual stand on statehood issue.

Reacting over speculations on change of the Chief Minister for his stand on Samaikyandhra, Sailajanath ruled out possibilities of changing  N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who expressed views that the division would create more problems in both regions.

‘Save Ananta’ meet on November 17

Anantapur: Expressing inability to stop the state division process, the District Congress Committee president and Guntakal MLA K. Madhusudhan Guptha wanted to concentrate on the development of Anantapur district with a slogan of ‘Save Ananta.’

Speaking to newsmen here on Friday, Madhusudhan Guptha said a meeting would be organised on ‘Save Ananta’ on November 17 to discuss the alarming situation in the district and also consequences if the division of the state occurs.

The Save Ananta meeting would be held at Kanyaka Parameswari Temple at New Town in Anantapur, he said.

The meeting would be held under the leadership of senior Congress leader and Tadipatri MLA J.C. Diwakar Reddy with MLAs, MPs and intellectuals in the district to discuss on future problems.

Referring to severe crisis for drinking water at many mandals and consecutive drought, Madhusudhan Guptha observed that the district would suffer more after the state’s division.

Reiterating his stand and making efforts to stop the bifurcation, the DCC president has also supported the proposal of J.C. Diwakar Reddy towards Rayala Telangana as part of measures to save the backward district located in Karnataka borders.

“The state division would incur huge loss for our district following long-pending issues,” he lamented and added that it was also duty of the elected representatives to get developmental works to save the district from the drought.

The ‘Save Ananta’ meeting would discuss on various burning issues and also take collective opinion on future developments, the DCC chief said. 

Location: Andhra Pradesh


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