48 villages of Nellore dist plunged into darkness


Nellore: The 72-hour strike of Vidyut JAC has plunged about 48 villages in Nellore district into darkness as...

Nellore: The 72-hour strike of Vidyut JAC has plunged about 48 villages in Nellore district into darkness as there are no employees to repair the damaged electric lines due to the heavy rains and strong winds on Friday. More than 100 rice mills were closed and people are facing power related problems in Kodavaluru, Vidavaluru, Dagadarthi, Bogolu, Alluru, Manubolu, Udayagiri, Marripadu, Kaluvayi, Chejarla, Saidapuram, Podalakuru and other mandals in the district.
The Samaikyandhra agitators targeted Central government offices failing to find attention of the UPA government to their 45-day old agitations. The agitators locked the banks, BSNL and postal services. Vidyut employees JAC obstructed the transactions at State Bank of India at Nippo Centre near Vedayapalem on Friday and staged a protest blocking transport.
Protesting against the attack of NSUI students on State Samaikya JAC Co-convener GV Prasad, students and employees JAC leaders staged a protest with black badges. They held a protest exhibition from NGO home to district SP office and later staged a dharna there. Demanding to take action against those who attacked Prasad, they submitted a memorandum to the district Additional SP, Murthy. The Additional SP informed them that a case has been registered against the accused under six sections.
Following the call of the management of private educations institutions, all educational institutions from KG to PG declared 5-day holidays. The employees and students of Vikrama Simhapuri University formed a human chain by sitting on their knees at VRC Circle on Friday and raised slogans against State bifurcation.
The main road leading to Sriharikota rocket launching centre was reverberated with the slogans of Samakyanadhra here on Friday. The road blockade was organised under the aegis of Sullurpeta constituency Journalists Forum. Traffic came to a grinding halt for four hours.
A large number of People’s Associations, factory workers, farmers, teachers and employees squatted on the road and blocked the traffic. On the other hand, the police made elaborate arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Similarly, the sanitation employees extended their support to the agitation. Later, they took out a mock funeral procession of Defence Minister AK Antony, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Digvijay Singh at KRP Colony.
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