Anantapuramu echoes Samaikyandhra demand


Anantapuramu: The Samaikyandhra agitation in Anantapuramu district is picking up momentum day-by-day. All...

Anantapuramu: The Samaikyandhra agitation in Anantapuramu district is picking up momentum day-by-day. All people irrespective of caste, creed and politics are participating in the agitations, rallies and protests. Slogans of Samaikyandhra are echoing everywhere in cities, towns and villages in the district.

Following AP NGOs strike call, about 1.42 lakhs of employees are participating in the strike starting from Monday midnight. 29,000 AP NGOs, 10,000 gazetted officers, 16,000 fourth class employees and about 40,000 RTC, electricity, municipality, SKU and JNTU staff will take part. Along with them, about 40,000 employees of telecom, postal, insurance and other departments also will participate in the strike.

Telugu Desam and YSR Congress Parties organised bandh on Monday, the 13th day of the agitation. TDP activists led by state polit bureau member Kaluva Srinivasulu held a huge bike rally. Party constituency incharge Mahalakshmi Srinivas, leaders Nadeem Ahmed, Buggaiah Chowdary, Krishna Kumar, Jayaram Naidu, Murali, Bangi Sudarshan and others took part in the rally.

YSRCP leaders Yerriswamy Reddy, Chavva Rajasekhar Reddy, Salar Basha, Korrapadu Hussain Peera, Vidyasagar Reddy, Alamuru Srinivas Reddy, Ramesh and others organised bandh in the city. All the business centers, banks and petrol bunks are closed. All the 972 RTC buses were confined to depots only. The district RTC incurred a loss of more than Rs 10.40 crores during these 13 days. More than 5,000 RTC staff boycotted their duties and took part in the agitation.

The relay protests of JACTO employees and SK University students reached 13th day. RTC and AP NGO employees gave a call to strike from the midnight of Monday while the petrol bunk union declared of closing all petrol bunks in the district for 24 hours in support of united State. All the educational institutions will remain closed till August 15. In Kadiri, Guntakal, Dharmavaram, Hindupur, Tadipatri, Kalyanadurg, Uravakonda, Singanamala, Rayadurg, Penukonda and other places, effigies of Sonia Gandhi, TRS Chief KCR and Digvijay Singh were burnt.

In Puttaparthi, local MLA Palle Raghunatha Reddy along with JAC leaders took out a procession with bullock carts from Hanuman temple to Enumulapalle Ganesh Circle on Monday. Demanding not to divide State into two parts, cable operators held a bike rally. About 1,000 women took part in the relay hunger strike and protested against State’s division.

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