One of the main clauses in Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization is setting up a railway zone at Visakhapatnam, along with Kadapa Steel Plant. After Narendra Modi acceded to power at the centre as the Prime Minister, Andhra people, especially Vizagites thought that their dream of three decades will be fulfilled as Telugu Desham Party is a supporter of BJP led NDA government at Delhi. During the passage of time TDP has withdrawn its ministers from the central cabinet and BJP from state cabinet.
TDP Rajya Sabha MP CM Ramesh and MLC B Tech Ravi have gone fast until death at Kadapa demanding immediate announcement for setting up steel plant, by steel minister Beerendra Singh. After tasting the success of the fasting, TDP Supremo Chandra Babu asked MPs to go on fast for Vizag Railway Zone and entrusted the duty to in charge minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa.
District Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao, Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu, MLAs Velagapudi Rama Krishna Babu, Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, Anakapalli MP Muttamshetti Srinivas and others along with Chinna Rajapa have paid rich tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Alluri Seeta Rama Raju on his 121st birth anniversary by garlanding his statue at Beach Road and proceeded to Convent Junction, the selected place for fasting.
‘I have requested railway minister so many times during several Parliament sessions at Delhi for announcing zone one and only zone for our state, but in vain’ said Muttamshetti. Not only this, centre did not implement any of the bifurcation assurance as per the Act, he added.
‘Instead of supporting and showing sympathy towards our fasting, BJP leaders are circulating morphed videos in the social media to damage our reputation’ said actor, producer and real estate dealer Murali Mohan.
‘I am requesting all political parties of the state to fight together for winning railway zone and other issues’ said Chinna Rajappa.