Vijayawada: Calls against the proposed division of the state reached a crescendo in Vijayawada on Wednesday, with over one lakh students raising slogans in favour of Samaikyandhra.
The students from various schools and colleges assembled under the banner of ‘Laksha Jana Gosha’ on Bandar road and raised slogans demanding unity of the country and the state. All the four roads connecting Bandar road were filled with students.
Addressing the students, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal described the agitation as a ‘peoples’ movement’. Remind that every one has contributed towards the development of Hyderabad,
Rajagopal said that students should intensify their agitation in support of Samaikyandhra.
Former MLC Chirgurupati Varaprasad said that students were forced to come on to the roads against the state bifurcation. He said that the peaceful agitation that has been going for about almost a month now, should serve as an eye-opener to the leaders of all parties.Students JAC convener D. Avinash led the programme.
Meanwhile, YSR Congress leaders staged a protest at Gandhinagar post office in support of Samaikyandhra. Tension prevailed at the place for some time, when the agitators tried to force the post office to close. When the police tried to thwart their attempt, the YSRC activists resorted to arguments.
The activists also launched a relay fast at Lenin Centre, demanding clarity on state capital and water distribution. Party official spokesperson Vasireddy Padma, Central constituency convener P. Gowtam Reddy and others were present.