YS Vivekananda Reddy ‘papa prakshalana’ fast డిసెంబర్ 25, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, bandh, Congress, drama, fast, Identity, politics, Rayalaseema, Sonia, suicide, Telangana, violence.
YS Viveka fasts for ‘atonement of sin’
Express News Service, 25 Dec 2009
KADAPA: Condemning the violence and arson during Samaikyandhra agitation in Kadapa and other districts, MLC YS Vivekananda Reddy today said it was not proper to destroy public and private properties.
Reddy, who called off his fast-unto-death after the announcement of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram that the process of creation of separate Telangana State would be put on hold till a consensus among all political parties, visited Pulivendula which witnessed large scale arson. He enquired the officials about the extent of damage to public property. Taking responsibility for the arson in Pulivendula, he observed a day’s fast at the tahsildar’s office as `Papa Prakshalana’.
The MLC said it was not proper on the part of agitators to wantonly destroy public property. Any protest should be staged in a peaceful and nonviolent manner. He appealed to political parties to strive to restore peace and harmony in the troubled State.