Anantapur: Protests rocked in all parts of region on Sunday following attack on the Seemandhra employees at ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday.
It may be noted the AP NGO’s vehicles were attacked by the Telangana activists in Hyderabad city and many employees suffered injuries and window panes of vehicles were broken.
Anantapur additional project director of DWMA B. Rangaiah was among the Seemandhra employees sustained injuries when stones hit his head.
Anantapur District Revenue Officer Hemasagar, AP NGOs association district president Devaraj and gazetted officer’s association leader K. Thimmappa condemned the attack on DWMA assistant project director Rangaiah.
They alleged Telangana activists attacked mercilessly by pelting stones on the vehicles though Seemandhra employees were on their way to the districts after attending the meeting. They also said agitation would be intensified as majority of people from the state were against to the division.
Samaikyandhra activists blocked the Anantapur-Hyderabad NH-44 road at Pamidi in the district protesting against attack on the employees at Hyderabad. The NH-44 road was blocked with the vehicles for nearly 20 kms distance. The agitators demanded action against those persons behind the attacks. Activists also blocked Kurnool- Chittoor road in Kurnool district.
YSR Congress party leader Bhuma Nagi Reddy described the attack as ‘inhuman’. Referring to grand success of Save AP, Reddy said that the Centre should withdraw its decision following ongoing agitation.
Activists of all parties including Congress were angered with the home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s announcement on the division process. Kurnool DCC president V. Ramaiah demanded opposition parties to make their stand clear on Samaikyandhra by taking back their letter.
He hailed Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for keeping the state united by explaining the consequences of division to high command. N.Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress party honorary president YS Vijayamma failed to withdraw support for state division".