HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday appealed to all political parties and Employees Joint Action Committee in Telangana to call off their ongoing agitations and wait for the Centre’s decision on the statehood issue.
Talking informally to news-persons in his chamber in the Assembly, he appealed to the protesters to "remain patient" till the Centre took a decision on the statehood issue based on the recommendations of the Justice Srikrishna Committee, which submitted its report in December.
Kiran appealed to the parties and the JAC not to block the Government examinations or jeopardise the future of students.
"In Telangana alone 20 lakh students are appearing for different examinations. Keep their future in mind and do not cause hindrance to examinations," he said.
Referring to the pro-Telangana agitations being conducted by Congress legislators, Kiran said, "It’s like in any other party."
To a question, the Chief Minister said the police should have observed more restraint in the Kakarapalli firing incident in Srikakulam district.
Two villagers were killed when police allegedly fired "rubber bullets" at villagers protesting the setting up of a thermal power plant in the district.(PTI)