Rajahmundry: The supporters of Samaikyandhra forced the closure of several Central government offices and banks for the second consecutive day to express their protest to the Congress leadership over its proposed move to bifurcate the state in Godavari districts on Friday.
The supporters non-gazetted officers, municipal employees, lawyers and others arrived at several Central government offices including Employees Provident Fund Organisation, BSNL, LIC, ONGC, GAIL, CTRI and others and asked the authorities to close them down to express their solidarity to the ongoing stir for Samaikyandhra and accordingly they did so.
Municipal commissioner and state municipal commissioners’ association president Dr V. Rajendra Prasad pulled the rickshaw as deputy commissioner V. Ravindra sat on it to express their support to the ongoing stir.
Municipal employees and teachers formed a human chain at Gokavaram bus stand and later, they submitted a representation to the statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar wishing that the Congress leadership should be given wisdom on the issue.
At Bhimavaram, municipal employees carried out a novel protest with bulbs at municipal office saying that in case the state gets divided, it becomes dark. ZP High School students from Doddnapudi staged novel protest by sitting in the shape of 108.
At Eluru, the supporters visited several Central government offices and banks and asked the authorities to close them. Teachers staged novel protest by taking up several sit-ups near ZP office.
Members of Nagara Nayee Brahmana Sangham took part in the relay hunger strike being taken up under the aegis of Samaikya Rashtra Parirakshana Vedika at Fire Station centre.
Medical practitioners associated with IMA took out a demonstration from government hospital to Fire Station centre and staged dharna. Several Nayee Brahmins took out a rally playing the musical instruments from mu-nicipal corporation office to Fire Station centre and formed a human chain.