Keeping Andhra Pradesh united is in the interest of Rayalaseema and the region should be clubbed with Telangana if a split becomes inevitable, senior Congress MLA J C Diwakar Reddy said today.
“Rayalaseema would be worst affected if the state is split. If division is inevitable, we (Rayalaseema) should be with Telangana. We are not going to benefit in any way if we are with coastal Andhra,” he said at a meeting of legislators from Rayalaseema.
Reddy felt that Rayalaseema will have to be dependent on Telangana for procuring water which may create trouble for the region in case of division.
Reddy, a former minister and a senior MLA in the ruling Congress, stressed the need to impress the Sri Krishna committee about keeping Andhra Pradesh united.
The meeting was attended mainly by legislators from ruling Congress and Praja Rajyam.