Rajahmundry: The on-going agitation for Samaikyandhra is being carried out with renewed vigour as more number of people from a cross-section of the society are joining it and staging novel protests on the proposed bifurcation of the state, in Godavari districts.
In Rajahmundry, all-religion prayers were organised by the advocates wishing that the Congress leadership be given wisdom to change its proposed move and restore peace and harmony in the state. Muslims organised Jumma Namaz at Azad Chowk centre at Jampeta extending their support for Samaikyandhra and took out a rally upto Kotagummam centre.
Adikavi Nannaya University vice-chancellor Prof P. George Victor inaugurated a relay hunger strike taken up by the lecturers near Government Arts College. Transport employees, along with others led by RTO Hymarao, took out a rally. Over 14 tahsildars and deputy tahsildars under NGO joint action committee joined the relay hunger strike.
Teachers took out a rally at Morampudi Junction. Telugu Desam state organising secretary Ganni Krishna visited the relay hunger strike being taken up by the party supporters near Gokavaram bus stand. The TD leader polished the shoes of activists as part of stir.
Meanwhile, based on the bandh call given by the Chamber of Commerce, several commercial establishments, educational institutions and government offices remained closed in the city for the third consecutive day.
YSR Congress supporters led by MLC Adireddy Appa Rao organised Ganapati homam at Kotagummam centre wishing that the their party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s health improves as his hunger strike was foiled by the police.
At Ravulapalem, the supporters of Samaikyandhra formed a human chain at Kala Venkata Rao centre affecting the vehicular traffic for several hours. TD leader Gollapalli Surya Rao demanded the ministers and the legislators to quit their posts and join the stir.