Telangana: Digvijay Singh's effigies burnt to oppose his visit to Andhra Pradesh

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Protests were also organised at some places in the Seemandhra region today against Digvijay Singh's visit in protest against creation of Telangana. PTI Protests were also organised at some places in the Seemandhra region today against Digvijay Singh's visit in protest against creation of Telangana. PTI
SummaryAll India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and in-charge of party affairs for Andhra Pradesh, Digvijay Singh's visit to Hyderabad tomorrow, was opposed here today by Andhra Pradesh state government employees supporting a state sans Telangana.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and in-charge of party affairs for Andhra Pradesh, Digvijay Singh's visit to Hyderabad tomorrow, was opposed here today by Andhra Pradesh state government employees supporting a state sans Telangana.

"We came to know that Digvijay Singh is coming here to put politics here on the wrong track. He need not come here. Even if he puts pressure on politicians (for not supporting a united Andhra Pradesh), we will intensify protests," Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers' Association (APNGOA) leader P Ashok Babu told reporters.

The "united" AP supporters held a two-month long strike earlier against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Protests were also organised at some places in the Seemandhra region today against Digvijay Singh's visit in protest against creation of Telangana.

Alleging that Singh was responsible for the process of bifurcation being speeded up, agitators raised slogans against him and burnt his effigies at some places in the Seemandhra region today.

Supporters of a "united" AP also appreciated the action of several Congress MPs from Seemandhra region for moving a no-confidence against their own government.

Ashok Babu said that "united" AP supporters would organise protests against union ministers from Seemandhra who have not yet resigned.

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