Alluri Sitaram Raju He was a tribal leader in the Gudem Hills of Andhra Pradesh. He started a Militant Guerrilla Movement in the early 1920s. Role in Inpiring in the Rebels The tribal people were enraged by the British policy, but when the government began forcing them to contribute ‘begar’ for road building, the hill people revolted. Raju inspired the hill people. He talked of the greatness of Mahatma Gandhi. Inspired by Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement, he persuaded people to wear Khadi and give up drinking. But at the same time, he did not believe in non-violence, he thought that India could be liberated only by the use of force.