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Three-day bandh in Chittoor town

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Chittoor: MLA C K Babu gave a three-day bandh call in Chittoor town in protest against the division of the State. The bandh would be in force from...

Chittoor: MLA C K Babu gave a three-day bandh call in Chittoor town in protest against the division of the State. The bandh would be in force from Wednesday morning to Friday evening. Speaking with the reporters here on Tuesday, he said that the bandh call was given as the Central government did not respond to the protests being held for the past 27 days. “Educational, commercial, private and government organizations would be closed. Health services, milk and water would be exempted from the bandh,” he said.
Babu pointed out that Rayalaseema region would suffer heavy loss due to the division of the State and reiterated that protests would be continued till the Central government rollbacks the decision to carve out Telangana state. Stating that all organizations would participate in the bandh, he appealed to the people to support the programme. He warned that a fitting reply would be given to those who try to disrupt the bandh. Earlier, teachers led by the local MLA formed a human chain. Students JAC, lawyers, TDP activists, YSRCP activists led by former MLA Manohar continued their protests. Officials of various departments participated in protests across the district.
Check posts under Revenue and Commercial taxes departments were closed resulting in huge loss of revenue to the exchequer. Rallies were taken out in Srikalahasthi, Satyaveedu and Putturu. Raju a resident of Lakshimipuram village in Kuppam mandal, immolated himself unable to digest the division of the State. He succumbed to burn injuries on Monday.

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