Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YSR sticks to united AP stand on formation day

HYDERABAD: Even as the Congress government at the Centre is indicating that it is not averse to granting statehood to Telangana, chief minister Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy stuck to his united state stance by reiterating his commitment to development of all the three regions.

Speaking here on the occasion of the Andhra Pradesh Formation Day, Rajasekhara Reddy said his government would strive to provide equal opportunities to all the regions. He claimed that his government was keeping all the promises made before the elections.

YSR hailed the classical language status for Telugu as the state formation day gift from the central government and added that it was a matter of great pride for all Telugu-speaking people.

The chief minister YSR said the launch of Chandrayaan from Sriharikota was a historic moment for Andhra Pradesh.
A strong advocate of united Andhra Pradesh, the chief minister promised three more universities in Telangana.

"Of the 17 new universities that have been set up in the state, Telangana got six, and three more will be added in the region. Premier institutions like Bits, IIT, Rajiv Technology Park, jewellery park are all coming up in this region," he said.

YSR lashed out at the previous government for ignoring other parts of the state while developing only Hyderabad and Hitech City.

The chief minister YSR later gave away "AP Police Mukhyamanthri Sourya Pathakams" to police officials and employees of different government departments. a>