APNGOs to step up stir
The APNGOs leadership has resolved to go all out to step up its protests by involving all sections of people against bifurcation of the state. Egged on with the success of the ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meet, it has shouldered the task of spearheading a full scale agitation to safeguard the interests of the employees.
- To lay siege to Central govt offices, banks on Sept 19-20
- Week-long bandh of schools, colleges from Sept 23
- Seemandhra shutdown, highways blockade on September 24
Hyderabad: The APNGOs leadership has resolved to go all out to step up its protests by involving all sections of people against bifurcation of the state. Egged on with the success of the ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meet, it has shouldered the task of spearheading a full scale agitation to safeguard the interests of the employees.
Briefing newsmen on the day-long deliberations of the Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samiti, the APNGOs Association president, P Ashok Babu, said that the agitation would be intensified further to mount pressure on the centre as well as the CWC to force reversal of the decision for bifurcation of the state. He said that this would be the crucial phase of protests by all means. As per the schedule, all those fighting for united Andhra Pradesh would lay siege to the Central Government offices and the banks from September 19 to 20.
There would be a two hour voluntary power block out in all cities and villages on September 21. People would switch off their lights and facilities on power from 6 pm to 8 p.m. A bandh will be observed all over the region on September 24. Besides observing a complete shutdown of businesses, road blockades would be organize bringing road transportation to a halt right from Tada to Ichapuram.
Private travels will suspend their operation for two days two days- Sept 25 and 26. The private educational institutions would observe a week long bandh from September 23 to 30. The Samiti would organize three major public meetings in the region – at ViJayawada on September 20, Hundupur on September 23 and Kurnool on September 29.
Ashok Babu said that the meeting of Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samiti has decided function from a separate office. He reiterated his demand to place the T bill in Assembly. “We shall be visiting Delhi in the meantime to meet the leaders of various political parties apart from the Congress MPs”, he said.
HC hearing on stir today
In the meantime, the hearing of public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the APNGOs for their protest programmes was postponed by the AP High Court for hearing to Tuesday. In the petition, it was contended that the ongoing strike by APNGOs was illegal, as it was causing inconvenience to the public.