Former MP and noted author Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad said that contrary to people's perception, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are not divided and that they only 'expanded' into two Telugu speaking states just like there are several Hindi speaking states in the country.
Speaking at the American Telangana Association (ATA) conference in Detroit, Yarlagadda suggested to the people of both the Telugu states to mutually solve their issues amicably just like the two Telugu CMs are visiting reach other's houses to sort out their differences.
The former MP further said that he doesn't want Bangaru Telangana but hopes to see the state as a "Koti Rathanala Veena" as described the legendary Telangana poet Dasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu.
Future quoting the iconic Telangana poets Kaloji and C Narayana Reddy's quotes, Yarlagadda said that Teluguites are facing numerous hardships in the neighboring states like Odisha, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and that the Teluguites living AP and Telangana must offer their support to those living outside the two states.
Finally, Yarlagadda concluded his speech requesting the Teluguites living in the two Telugu states and abroad to support the demand for Bharat Ratna for veteran political giants NTR and PV Narasimha Rao.