Samaikyandhra stir still going strong in Kurnool

Samaikyandhra stir still going strong in Kurnool
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Kurnool: The Samaikyandhra movement is still going strong in the district even after completing 53 days. In a...

Kurnool: The Samaikyandhra movement is still going strong in the district even after completing 53 days. In a novel protest, the lecturers of the degree college put flowers in their ears and stood on one leg at the Collectorate here on Saturday. Speaking to the media, the Lecturers found fault with the decision of the Union Government’s decision to set up an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) in Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 2.19 Lakh crores. It would provide jobs to 15 lakh people.

They said that if all the major industries and IT companies were located in Hyderabad, there would be lop sided development of other regions of the state. They demanded the setting up of the ITIR in Kurnool city to develop the backward regions of the district. The Commercial Taxes department Employees- JAC took out a huge rally from their office to the Collectorate. The staff of the agricultural department organized a road blockade putting flowers in their ears.

The Rayalaseema Hakkula Aikyata Vedika (Rights Protection Committee) organized relay hunger strikes in the district. In Atmakur, the Samaikyandhra agitation is in full swing with thousands of people belonging to all walks of life taking part in it. They also took part in cultural programmes like songs, dances and skits. In Aluru, the bandh in the town was total even on the second day.

Large number of teachers, journalists, students and leaders of political parties participated in the agitation raising slogans in favour of united Andhra. The supporters of Samaikyandhra collected money and provided food to the agitators. In Adoni, the teachers, employees, students, and labourers protested in a novel way by organizing a huge rally of donkeys covering their faces with the masks of the state and central ministers belonging to the Seemandhra region.

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