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IMA, Students’ JAC plan rallies in Amalapuram Rajahmundry: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Students’ Joint Action Committee...

IMA, Students’ JAC plan rallies in Amalapuram

Rajahmundry: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Students’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) have called for a bandh and rallies separately in Rajahmundry and Amalapuram, respectively, from Monday onwards to strengthen the Seemandhra agitation.

Dr Adireddy Venkatrao, senior paediatrician and IMA president, Rajahmundry, told reporters that they would observe bandh on Tuesday in Rajahmundry and requested all private doctors to close their hospitals and clinics and stop attending to out-patients. However, Dr Venkata Rao, along with IMS secretary Dr Y Srinivasa Rao, said emergency services and medical aid to in-patients in all hospitals would continue.

The Students’ JAC, Amalapuram, called for a bandh on Monday and a rally with all government and private college and school students. The student leaders said they were expecting about 30,000 students from the surrounding five mandals of Amalapuram and town areas to participate.

Meanwhile, Kung Fu fighters displayed their skills on the streets of Tallarevu town in Konaseema. About 30 members of Indian Travelling Kung Fu Federation participated in the show, which was led by ED Prasad, who said they were supporting united Andhra Pradesh through their shows in different parts of Amalapuram revenue division on each day from the day the agitation started.

At Mukteswaram Centre in Inavilli, students from various private schools participated in a relay hunger strike on Sunday. When AP NGOs’ leaders asked them to participate in the fast after breakfast, the students, in the age group of 11 to 15, participated in the fast till evening even without having breakfast.

At Rajahmundry, members of the Municipal JAC continued their indefinite strike on Sunday. Municipal contractor Komalai Kishore Kumar Goud had a tonsure in protest against bifurcation. Commissioner V Rajendraprasad, Deputy Commissioner V Ravindra, Municipal Employees’ Association leader Ch. Srinivasa Rao participated.

The YSR Congress Party arranged rural gymnastics and magic shows by nomadic tribes (Garadi Vidya) at Kotagummam Centre, through which the party leaders tried to give a message that most graduates in Seemandhra would have to get into ‘Garadi Vidya’ due to lack of jobs after bifurcation. YSRCP leaders TK Visweswara Reddy, N Vasundhara and A Parvathi participated in the programme.

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