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1L voices call for unity in Kadiri

DC | 30th Aug 2013
Lakhs of people from various walks of life join Laksha gala jana garjana in Kadiri in Anantapur on Thursday.      — DC
Lakhs of people from various walks of life join Laksha gala jana garjana in Kadiri in Anantapur on Thursday. — DC

Anantapur: The united Andhra Pradesh agitation is intensifying with all sections voluntarily joining the movement to mount pressure on the Centre to reverse its decision to bifurcate the state.

Normal life was hit on the 30th day of the stir as all business establishments, government offices and transportation centres remained closed on Thursday. Many protesters celebrated Krishnashtami on the roads.

Around 960 RTC buses belonging to 13 depots in Anantapur district were confined to their depots and transportation was totally crippled between Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Laksha Gala Jana Ga-rjana was held at Kadiri in the district.

Around a lakh people including students, employees and farmers from 10 mandals of Kadiri division assembled at the main circle for the Laksha Gala Garjana. Tension rose when Visalandhra leaders accused the Congress of dividing the state while addressing the audience.

Congress supporters protested and the crowd was pacified after police intervention at Kadiri. No political leaders were permitted on the stage as the programme was organised by the non-political Joint Action Committee leaders.

Samaikyandhra activists blocked revenue minister N. Raghuveera Reddy at Kurnool when he arrived to participate in a programme at Sri Krishna temple. The activists demanded his resignation from the posts of minister and MLA. Police intervened and dispersed the mobs.

Similarly, JACTO agitators rushed to the protest venue of Panyam MLA Katasani Rambhupal Reddy who was staging a 48-hour protest at the Sri Krishnadevaraya statue. They demanded that the MLA should take up the agitation only after getting acceptance for his resignation.

Tulasi Reddy again faced an embarrassing situation at Kurnool when advocates stopped him demanding his resignation. APSRTC employees begged on the main roads of Anantapur as part of agitation. Fruit merchants distributed fruits freely to Samaikyandhra activists at Sapthagiri circle. 

Panchayat raj women employees staged a protest wearing black saris at the tehasildar office in Anantapur. Medical and health staff knelt on the ground asking the Centre to withdraw its bifurcation move.

Police foiled the fast unto death hunger protest by Telugu Desam district secretary G. Suryanarayana at Dharmavaram and shifted him to hospital in Anantapur. YSR Congress and Telugu Desam leaders continued their fast unto death in Kadapa district.

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I congratulate these people for tearing down the ego of these politicians. Only time will tell where this unrest ends. MAY BE, PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INTERACTION FROM BOTH THE REGIONS MIGHT HELP FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION UNDER THE ATMOSPHERE OF TRUE BROTHERHOOD AND NOT THE ONE THESE SHAMELESS POLITICIANS TALKING ABOUT..

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