Visakhapatnam: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decried the alleged lobbying by BJP and TDP to set up new railway zone with Vijayawada as headquarters instead of Visakhapatnam, sought by north Andhra for decades.
CPI(M) city secretary B Ganga Rao said that in the past too, the TDP and BJP MPs had wanted Vijayawada as headquarters and condemned their attitude.
“Establishing railway zone with Vijayawada as headquarters is nothing but cheating north Andhra people. We also feel it is being done to create rift between different regions of the State and ultimately avoid granting railway zone to us. Besides, setting up the capital, railway zone, High Court and all other important institutions at one place will only give rise to another movement to divide the State once again. Therefore, the TDP and BJP should stop such plots and keep their promise of establishing railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters,” he said.