AP cabinet wants Centre to retain name of Andhra Bank

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet demanded that the Centre retain the name of Andhra Bank, in the wake of the move to merge it with Union Bank of India and Corporation Bank.

The cabinet passed a resolution in this regard as ministers denounced the move to erase Andhra Banks name through the merger.

"We have passed a resolution that Andhra Banks name be retained even if the bank is amalgamated with other banks.

The chief minister is writing to the Prime Minister on this," Information Minister Perni Venkata Ramaiah told.

All parties in Andhra Pradesh have decried the Centres plan to merge Andhra Bank with other banks, saying the bank reflected the sentiments of Telugu people.

While the ruling YSR Congress was the first to demand that Andhra Banks name be retained, the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party joined the chorus.