Vijayawada: After a two-day gap, high intensity protests demanding Samaikyandhra resumed in the city and the district on Tuesday, the 42nd day after the Centre announced its decision to divide the state.
Several organisations took out rallies in the city, in support of the Samaikyandhra movement. Stainless Steel and Aluminum Manufacturers’ Association took out a huge rally at Autonagar and formed a human chain blocking the road for about an hour, while at I-Town, Welding Workers Association took out another rally.
YSR Congress activists performed pujas to ‘Samaikya Ganapati’, praying for united AP. The YSRC also extended its support to the 48-hour bandh called by the district Samaikyandhra JAC.
Meanwhile at Machilipatnam, ambulance drivers took out a rally with the ambulances.
Koduru, Guduru and Nidamolu mandals observed a total bandh on Tuesday. At Tiruvuru, employees staged protests by selling coffee and tea.