Archive for June, 2012

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Andhra Pradesh Communists carried the mantle of Telugu unity for many decades. During the armed uprising against Nizam, it is the Telugu brotherhood that brought together leaders like Puchalapalli Sundarayya and Ravi Narayan Reddy to fight against Nizam.  Alas, several communists today have given up the original ideals. While CPI that runs “Visalandhra” wants to divide the state, CPM that stands for integration only pays a lip service to the cause. It is in this difficult environment, MCPI party for the last several years, has strongly stood for the geographical integrity of the state of Andhra Pradesh. In fact, late Sri B.N. Reddy and Sri Omkar of MCPI, I understand, were staunch integrationists.


It is indeed bold of MCPI to stand on a platform of integration in Warangal’s Parkal constituency. We express our gratitude to MCPI candidate Somidi Srinivas for taking a principled position on this issue.


Warangal has a unique position in the history of Telugus. Warangal's Kakatiya Empire holds the distinction of uniting the Telugus that were scattered across many small principalities after the demise of the Satavahana Empire. Unfortunately, our electoral politics are no longer won by principles and philosophies. Our elections are for the most part won via money, caste, creed, and religion. It is in this difficult electoral environment, we urge integrationists in the Parkal constituency to support MCPI candidate and make the voices of Telugu unity heard.


Visalandhra Mahasabha is conducting a press meet in the Somajiguda Press Club at 11.00 AM on Wednesday, June 6th. Leaders of Visalandhra Mahasabha and MCPI will address the press during this meet. You are welcome to participate in the event.