press trust of india
HYDERABAD, 14 SEPT: Claiming that the 46-day-long agitation in Andhra-Rayalaseema for a united Andhra Pradesh has forced the Centre to rethink on the bifurcation decision, Union ministers and Congress MPs from the two regions today remained evasive on the demand for their resignations.
They, however, maintained that people were more important than the (Congress) party and they would act according to the people’s wishes.
The Union Ministers and MPs from Seemandhra, who held a two-and-a-half hours meeting here today, said they would meet Congress
president Sonia Gandhi soon and apprise her of the growing demand for retaining unity of the state.
They would also request the AICC-appointed four-member committee, led by Union Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony, to visit the state for an on-the-spot assessment.
Meanwhile, the Seemandhra Lawyers Joint Action Committee has decided to stay away from court proceedings till 29 September in protest against the Centre’s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.