YSRCP to observe November 1 as Andhra Pradesh formation day

Protesting against the ruling Telugu Desam Party's decision to change the date of Andhra Pradesh State Formation Day to June 2, YSR Congress Party on Friday said the party would observe November 1 as formation day to "honour sentiments of the Telugu people".

PTI| Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 22:53 PM IST

Hyderabad: Protesting against the ruling Telugu Desam Party's decision to change the date of Andhra Pradesh State Formation Day to June 2, YSR Congress Party on Friday said the party would observe November 1 as formation day to "honour sentiments of the Telugu people".

"The State Re-organisation Bill has been categorical that Telangana has been carved out of Andhra Pradesh state. So there is no logic in changing the State Formation Day," YSRCP's senior leader M V Mysoora Reddy told reporters here.

"Telangana was born on June 2 and not Andhra Pradesh. Being a strong votary for an integrated state, YSR Congress feels that November 1 should be observed as the State Formation Day," Mysoora Reddy said.

History shows that Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh continue to observe November 1 as the State Formation Day even as Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh celebrate the Formation Day on their respective days of coming into being as separate states, he said.

"It is logical for Telangana to observe June 2 as its formation day as it was the newly formed 29th state but Andhra Pradesh has been in existence and there is no need to change its day of formation," he said.

"To protest against the TDP government's decision and to safeguard interests and sentiments of the people of Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress will observe November 1 as State Formation Day," he said.