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Protests to continue for Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status

Protests to continue for Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status
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Tension prevailed for some time when the leaders of CPM and CITU staged a protest and raised slogans against the police and state government here on Friday.

Vijayawada: Tension prevailed for some time when the leaders of CPM and CITU staged a protest and raised slogans against the police and state government here on Friday. The police stopped the bike rally taken out by the CPM and CITU leaders since there was no police permission. The leaders questioned the police as to how the government was suppressing protests though their effort was for Special Category Status.

The rally was started from Bharathi Nagar and the police stopped them at Gurunanak Nagar Centre. But the activists tried to proceed with the rally. They had a heated argument with the police. However, the police convinced them finally to stop the rally.

CPM State Committee member Ch Babu Rao criticised the government for not allowing their rally. He wondered as to how the government did not allow their rally though their effort was for special status. He also asked the government as to how the police gave permission to MLA’s son for the rally on the occasion of his birthday. He said the both the BJP and the Telugu Desam were cheating people of the state.

CITU West wing secretary Ch Srinivas, Vijayawada Muta Workers Union leaders M Seetharamulu, EV Narayana and several leaders were present.

In another programme, the Mahila Samakya leaders cleaned Mahatma Gandhi Road at NTR Circle as part of novel protest for Special Category Status. Mahila Samakya president O Bharathi and secretary P Durgamba said that the Centre did not implement even a single promise. They said that the Centre cheated the state.

Leaders Tammina Durga, Lanka Nagamani, and several leaders were present.

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