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Agitation in full swing at Rajahmundry

DC | 19th Aug 2013
Municipal employees play Kabaddi as part of the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation in Rajahmundry on Sunday. -DC
Municipal employees play Kabaddi as part of the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation in Rajahmundry on Sunday. -DC

Rajahmundry: The agitation for keeping the state unified was conducted with active participation of a cross section of people on Sunday.

In total, 20 specialist doctors from Rajahmundry participated in a relay fast camp being organised by JAC at Kotagummam centre in the city. The city IMA president Dr Y. Srinivas led the team of doctors. The municipal corporation employees under the JAC of employees staged semi-nude protest at the corporation office. The relay fast camp of Adikavi Nannaya University students continued on the sixth day on Sunday.

The Artists Association of Rajahmundry, as mark of protest over the decision to bifurcate the state, organsied cultural activities at Anam Kalakendram. The farmers of Bommru in Rajahmundry rural protested on the NH 16 with their buffaloes for sometime. Later, they distributed the milk to the locals free of cost.

The APSRTC buses were confined to depots on the 6th day on Sunday. This has left the people to opt for mini vans and three-wheelers to reach their destinations. Several passengers complained that they ware being charged double the fares than the actual bus and auto fares in the last few days.

The health condition of G. Gautam and P. Kiran Reddy who are on an indefinite fast on the fifth day on Sunday at Gokavaram bus stand in the city deteriorated further.

Politicos asked to resign

Rajahmundry: The Vishalandra Mahasabha Committee asked the Samaikyandhra activists, particularly the Congress leaders, not to visit New Delhi to meet the Anthony Committee.

The committee, as part of its state-wide propagation for keeping the state united, visited Rajahmundry on Sunday.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, the committee members N. Chakravarthy, K. Srinvasa Reddy and Ravi Teja revealed that during their visit to Telangana they found the people in the areas were in favour of a unified state.

The  committee members said that they have been touring the state to create awarness among people over the need to keep the state unified.

The speakers criticised the political parties for observing double-speak on the state bifurcation issue.

The committee members asked the people’s representatives to submit their resignations in proper fora instead of namesake resignations. They also said that so far they covered more than 2,000 kilometres in the state as part of their awareness campaign.

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