ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SOUTH- Turn in Andhra

October 2, 1971 THE exit of Brahmananda Reddi gives Andhra a chance to maintain its identity and to continue as an integrated state. If this had come about many months earlier, the people of the state would have been spared so much of anguish and waste of energy. It is, of course, absurd to hold that the ex-Chief Minister was the main reason for the agitation and struggle for a separate Telengana, There were deeper economic and psychological factors behind this demand. But Brahmananda Reddi became the symbol of the domination of and the injustices perpetrated by the land- lords and the new rich of the delta areas of Andhra, And his attitude to- wards the movement made him the target of anger.

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