Photo: Warm welcome to Telangana leadership
G. Kishan Reddy’s Telangana Poru Yatra concluded at Bhadrachalam in Khammam district on the twenty second day. Kishan Reddy held pooja in river Godavari in the morning. Later he garlanded the statue of Godavari Thalli. This statue was erected in the memory of the poru yatra that started at Krishna river and ending at Godavari river.
Later on huge public meeting was held at Bhadrachalam. Many students attended the meeting. Prof. Kodandaram, senior editor Pothuri Venkateswara Rao, Doctor Gopalakrishna, senior leader of the party Dattatreya and BJLP leader Endala Laxminarayana attended the event.
Kishan Reddy while speaking on the occasion said that it is Sushma Swaraj who has raised the Telangana issue for the first time in the Parliament. When she spoke on Telangana neither Sonia nor Manmohan Singh has shown any sympathy towards this cause in the Parliament, he said. He said that Sonia does not have any affection or emotional attachment towards the cause of Telangana. What all she is interested in making Rahul the PM and nothing else.
Kishan Reddy also said that Chandrababu naidu has totally shifted his stand on Telangana after the December 9 2009 statement. His shift has made Central Government to go back on Telangana.
He demanded that the Telangana bill be placed in Parliament in the upcoming budget session and assured that all the 166 MPs of BJP would support the bill. Otherwise, he said that BJP would form the Government at the Center in 2014 and would soon after form the Telangana state.
Speaking on the occasion Prof. Kodandaram said that BJP has really done a wonderful program that has stirred up the movement in the post sakala janula samme period. He extended unequivocal support the yatra and congratulated Kishan Reddy for leading a successful program.
Doctor Gopalakrishna said that people have heavy expectations on the BJP and congratulated Kishan Reddy for doing a program that has stirred up the Telangana movement.
Pothuri Vebkateswara Rao speaking on the occasion said that he himself along with many people born in Andhra region are for a separate state of Telangana. He said that BJP has done this yatra at a time when people are put to confusion about the status of the Telangana movement.
Later in the day, Kishan Reddy held road shows at Sarapaka, Ashwapur and Manuguru. Huge crowds attended the meetings.