Wed, Dec 16 03:50 PM
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (ANI): The Centre's go ahead to initiate the process for the formation of the Telangana State has stirred up a hornet's nest. After Telangana Rashtra Samiti's chief K Chandrashekhar Rao's hunger strike for creation of Telanaga it is the turn of actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi who has decided to sit on fast against the move to create Telangana.
Chiranjeevi, the chief of Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) will begin his fast later in the day on Wednesday at Tirupati to press for a "United Andhra" and express his commonality with all those protesting against Statehood to Telangana.
The declaration was made after Chiranjeevi, consulted his party MLAs over the concerned matter on Wednesday morning.
Chiranjeevi was likely to make an announcement in favour of a united Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, but it seems that the PRP now faces a split.
Sixteen PRP MLAs belonging to the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions had tendered their resignations last week in support of a united Andhra.
However, there are reports that Telangana district leaders of PRP are up in arms, and those belonging to the Warangal and Karimnagar, have already quit.
Meanwhile, the students of Osmania University and Kakatiya University have declared that they would boycott the movies featuring Chiranjeevi and his family, if his party talks of a united Andhra Pradesh.
Chiranjeevi had fought the Lok Sabha elections this year on a promise of separate statehood for people belonging to the Telangana region. (ANI)