Rajahmundry: The supporters of Samaikyandhra expressed their ire against the Congress state affairs in-charge Digvijay Singh that their party would not renege on its opinion on Telangana unlike other regional parties and burnt his effigies and even carried out a funeral procession to his effigy at several places in Godavari districts on Thursday.
The supporters condemned his remarks by saying that when every section of the community including the children were hitting the roads by staging a series of demonstrations in Seemandhra region for several days opposing the proposed move to bifurcate the state, the Congress leadership seemed to be unmindful of the interests of the people.
At Eluru, several supporters including the NGOs and employees wearing white caps on their heads and flowers in their ears staged demonstration at Fire Station centre. Addressing the agitators, joint action committee leader L.V. Sagar was critical against the statement of Digvijay Singh stating that only government employees were staging stir against Telangana.
He asked whether the employees were not a part of the people in the state and added that apart from the employees, a large section of the people from various professions and occupations and women and children were taking part in the stir with a demand to keep the state united.
The supporters wearing the face masks carrying the portraits of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Digvijay Singh, Sushil Kumar Shinde, A.K. Antony, Botsa Satyanarayana and K. Chiranjeevi staged demonstration.
Wearing masks they enacted a play by sitting around Sonia Gandhi and doing 'Bhajana'.
The supporters sent SMSes to the Prime Minister, Congress president, Central ministers and several national leaders urging them not divided the state and save Andhra Pradesh.
Women played kabaddi on the road while doctors played cricket at Fire Station centre to express their protest against T.
Lawyers staged half naked protest at District Court while municipal teachers played games on the road near municipal corporation office.
At Jangareddygudem, teachers took out a symbolic funeral procession to the effigy of Digvijay Singh, performed last rites and burnt his effigy at Bosubomma centre.
Teachers JAC leader M. Samuel Raj castigated Digvijay Singh for making such remarks affecting emotional feelings of Telugu people.
At Bhimavaram, the supporters took out a procession carrying the effigies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Digvijay Singh and burnt them at Prakasam Chowk Centre. They raised slogans denouncing their attitude on the issue. Several students blindfolded staged a novel protest.