Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s announcement on removal of statues of Andhra personalities from the Tank Bund has drawn a lot of flak not only from Andhra leaders, but also from Telangana leaders like BJP president G Kishan Reddy and former minister P Shankar Rao.
Speaking to media persons to Assembly premises here on Monday, Shankar Rao said that it would be immoral to remove the statues of Telugu personalities as all of them have made contribution in promotion and growth of Telugu culture.
He said from future onwards, the government should install statues of personalities from Telangana. However, it would be wrong to remove the existing statues of people who hailed from Andhra region.
Shankar Rao said that by deciding to remove the existing statues, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was trying to create a rift between the Telugu people.
He said that such a division would be not good for the Telugu people and both the Telugu speaking States.
He said all Telugu people, living across the world, should remain united and maintain cordial relationship.