Five MLAs including Dharmana resign

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The agitators who had been spearheading raging protests against bifurcation of the State, relented on the 10th day on Friday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. The protests were subdued and on low-key. Samaikyandhra JAC had announced on Thursday it was exempting transport services and shops from the purview of bandh on Ramzan. A large number of Muslims prayed for keeping the State united.

The agitators who had been spearheading raging protests against bifurcation of the State, relented on the 10th day on Friday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. The protests were subdued and on low-key. Samaikyandhra JAC had announced on Thursday it was exempting transport services and shops from the purview of bandh on Ramzan. A large number of Muslims prayed for keeping the State united.

In Srikakulam, former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao along with Palasa MLA J Jagannayakulu, Tekkali MLA Korla Bharati, Amudalavalasa MLA B Satyavathi, Etcherla MLA Neelakantham and MLC Viswaprasad resigned to their posts to protest against bifurcation of state. There was an all-round applause for Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for standing by the Seemandhra people.

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