Seemandhra leader’s ‘Hyderabad Meet’ tomorrow

Congress party leaders from Rayalaseema and Andhra regions said they would go ahead with Thursday’s meeting to oppose the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh here even as Telangana Jagruthi, the cultural arm of TRS, has threatened to disrupt it.

S. Sailajanath, who is leading the group which wants the state to remain united, said they would go ahead with the meet. “We have every right to express our views in a democratic manner. Nobody can stop us,” Sailajanth, who is a cabinet minister in the state, told reporters Wednesday.

A group of ministers and Congress MPs from Telangana have also urged their counterparts from Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra) not to hold the meeting as it would amount to provocation. They said Seemandhra leaders should respect the sentiments of Telangana people and abide by the decision the centre would take on the issue.