no-holds-barred Protests continue
Protests continued unabated in the Seemandhra region for the 23rd day on Thursday, with the Samaikyandhra supporters organising massive protests. Work in government offices was paralysed. In Kurnool there was a huge congregation of students, ‘laksha gala ghosha’, and other sections of society.
- Schools in Seemandhra closed as teachers go on strike
- Venkatagiri MLA shifted to hospital
- Amanchi Krishna Mohan ends fast
- Chiefs of civic bodies, Chambers of Commerce to join stir
Hyderabad: Protests continued unabated in the Seemandhra region for the 23rd day on Thursday, with the Samaikyandhra supporters organising massive protests. Work in government offices was paralysed. In Kurnool there was a huge congregation of students, ‘laksha gala ghosha’, and other sections of society.
In Nellore district, Telugu Desam Party Venkatagiri legislator K Ramakrishna who has been on indefinite hunger strike sine four day was forcibly shifted by the police to a hospital on Thursday. Samaikyandhra agitators tried in vain to offer stiff resistance to the police. Representatives of the Chambers of Commerce from 13 districts will also be part of stir. So will be case with the chiefs of the civic bodies from August 28.
The Students' Joint Action Committee in Visakhapatnam said it would hold 'Jala Deeksha' (water satyagraha) in the Bay and in rivers/ canals in the coastal region. In Ongole members of the Yoga Mitra Mandali organised ‘asanas’ to register their protest.
Rally by Vedika members
Kadapa: The ‘Samaiky- andhra Parirakshana Vedika’ organised a rally in which students of the Nagarjuna Women’s College took part.
EAMCET counselling hit
Anantapur: The EAMCET counselling at JNTU and Polytechnic could not be held, as the university staff blocked the road with vehicles. The condition of fasting MLA Palle Raghunatha Reddy at Puttaparti, on the fourth day, is causing anxiety.
CK Babu may enter Tirupati today
Tirupati: The ‘maha padayathra’ (walkathon) of CK Jayachandra Reddy (CK Babu) may enter Tirupati on Friday. Chittoor remained cut off from Tirupati and Madanapalle divisions in view of the padayatra. Babu told The Hans India that his fight was for the benefit of future generations. The Tirupati Bar Association conducted ‘Ganapati homam’ in the court complex.
2,900 govt. schools closed
Vizianagaram: As many as 2,900 government schools remained closed, as 8,000 teachers struck work. Government staff of all departments joined the agitation.
Demo at Balaraju’s house
Visakhapatnam: About 1,000 teachers in Paderu laid siege to the residence of Minister Balaraju to press their demand for his resignation. Work of Gangavaram Port was paralysed as workers joined the agitation. The fast in their houses by MLA G Rama Naidu and former corporator Gudivada Amar entered the fourth day.
Amanchi ends fast
Ongole: In Chirala MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan called off his 48-hour fast. Local leaders offered him juice. He wanted the Seemandhra Central ministers to join the agitation, after quitting their posts.
Rajahmundry: The Andhra Pradesh Municipal Commissioners’ Association has extended its support to the Samaikyandhra agitation. The Association chalked out an action plan at a meeting convened in Rajahmundry on Thursday. About 50 municipal commissioners from 90 municipalities in the Seemandhra region attended the meeting. It was decided that they would take part in the Samaikyandhra agitation from August 28 to Sept 26.
MLA Balaraju on fast
Eluru: farmers organised a rally and demanded immediate completion of Polavaram project. At Buttayigudem in West Godavari district, Polavaram MLA Tellam Balaraju started relay fast to express solidarity to his party honorary president Vijayamma, who is on an indefinite fast in Guntur.
Students hold massive protests
Vijayawada: The students held a massive protest on MG Road against the division of the State and raised slogans against Sonia Gandhi and others for dividing Telugus. The women members of Muslim community held relay hunger strike to register their protest against the division.
The employees and staff of the Dr NTR University of Health Sciences have taken out a bike rally in order to express their support to the united State, in the city on Thursday. The members of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry from the 13 Seemandhra districts, who met here, decided to join the protest.