Tahsildar on 48-hour fast for Samaikyandhra
Tirupati: In support of Samaikyandhra agitation, a gazette officer, Tahsildar of Valmikipuram in Chittoor district Kiran Kumar has sat on a 48-hour...
Tirupati: In support of Samaikyandhra agitation, a gazette officer, Tahsildar of Valmikipuram in Chittoor district Kiran Kumar has sat on a 48-hour fast in Valmikipuram on Wednesday. Speaking to media persons, the Tahsildar said he decided to take up this step as he was upset by the decision of Congress Working Committee and UPA government.
In Madanapalle, hundreds of students staged a novel protest by doing ‘Porlu Dandalu’ (body rolling) near Mallikarjuna theatre on Wednesday. Few activists of Samaikyandhra JAC, who were inspired with this, also took part in the protest.
In Srikalahasti, the farmers from rural areas took out a rally with about 50 bullock carts and raised slogans favouring Samaikyandhra. The temple staff and priests organised ‘Vanta-Varpu’ and served food to the local people. In Punganur, the farmers from several villages came onto the roads with banners and flexi banners in favour of Samaikyandhra agitation. In Piler the employees, students, youth and women staged protest by holding rallies, human chains and road blockades.
In Chittoor town, hundreds of employees and Samaikyandhra activists organised massive motor cycle rally, walkathon and human chain protests at several places. At few places the employees played ‘Kabaddi’ on roads by blocking the vehicular traffic. In Puthalapattu, the members of Arya Vysya Association took out protest rally and obstructed the passage of Haryana Minister Akhilendra Prasad, who was on the way to Kanipakam temple from Tirupati. Later, the Arya Vysya members explained the need of Samaikyandhra agitation. In Tamballapalle, the Samaikyandhra JAC activists blocked the main road and cooked food as part of ‘Vanta-Varpu’ agitation.