Agitators vow not to stop till division idea dropped
Various sections of people including employees, teachers, doctors, students, medicos and advocates vowed here on the 35th day of the agitation that...
Kurnool: Various sections of people including employees, teachers, doctors, students, medicos and advocates vowed here on the 35th day of the agitation that they would not stop the stir unless the decision to divide the state was withdrawn. Several parts of the city has been witnessing dharnas, rasta rokos, rallies, relay hunger strikes and human chain formations for the last 35 days.
Without any age limit, people have been thronging the roads with the slogans ‘Jai Samaikyandhra’. Students of private colleges have taken out a rally with the attires of freedom fighters attracting the people of the city. In protest against the decision to divide the state, the Hoteliers Association headed by its president Chandrasekhar Kalkura have taken out a rally from the old bus station to the Raj Vihar where they formed a human chain. Later they consecrated the statue of Srikrishna Devarayalu with milk. Then the rally reached the Collectorate where they staged dharna. The traders of all sections voluntarily closed shops in support of the agitation. The Arya Vysya JAC members have taken out a massive rally to the statue of Potti Sreeramulu and finally to the Collectorate.
District chamber of commerce and industry have taken out a rally in which all sections of traders have participated.
Meanwhile, the relay hunger strike being organised by the municipal JAC has entered 13th day, organised by the activists of the Congress and TDP before their respective offices have reached 16th day, organised by the employees of zilla parishat and government printing press before their respective offices have entered 17th day.
YSR Congress leader and former Kadapa mayor Ravindranath Reddy called upon people to make the meetings of YS Sharmila to be conducted at Dhone, Kurnool and Nandyala on September 5th a grand success. He recalled that no political party has been agitating for the united Andhra Pradesh except YSR Congress. Andhra Pradesh Teachers Federation is organizing an awareness meeting on September 4th at zilla parishad meeting hall about the repercussions of the division of the state.
YSR Congress leader SV Mohan Reddy, Kottakota Prakash Reddy, Hoteliers Association president Chandrasekhar Kalkura expressed solidarity to the indefinite hunger strike launched by the Language Teachers Association (LTA) here on Tuesday. LTA leader Shaik Vali said that they would not tolerate to the division of the state.
At ADONI, as part of the ‘Laksha Gala Ghosha’ programme all sections of people gathered in the Bhimas Circle in Adoni town on Tuesday and raising slogans for the united state. People from various neighbouring villages reached Adoni since morning. A number of students of various schools reached the venue in massive rallies in the attire of various leaders. All shops and establishments have been closed voluntarily in support of the Ghosha programme.
TDP MLA Meenakshi Naidu followed by the party activists, YSR Congress leader and former MLA Saiprasad Reddy and party activists participated under the aegis of a joint action committee headed by Virupaksha. The JAC has given a call for total bandh of Adoni town on September 4.
In DHONE, Kuruva Association members have taken out a rally with fancy dresses, stick fights raising slogans for a united state. In Nandyala, MLA Shilpa Mohan Reddy announced his resignation to the Congress party in support of the united state. Welcoming his gesture, 30 former councilors of the municipality, town, mandal party leaders announced their resignation to the party.
The day-to-day life has come to a standstill in the town with all the sections of people participating in the united state agitation. Hundreds of municipal employees have taken out a procession to mark their protest. Meanwhile, the MROs of 17 mandals in Nandyala revenue division launched one-day hunger strike here on Tuesday. RDO Narasimhulu, members of Nandyala Bar Associatiion, Revenue employees expressed their solidarity to the hunger strike. Physical Education Teachers took out a rally here on Tuesday and played shuttle badminton game to mark their protest.