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No signs of abatement in Samaikyandhra stir

No signs of abatement in Samaikyandhra stir
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People adopt various novel forms of protests; Gazetted officers take out rally Ongole:The Samaikyandhra movement is gaining momentum day by day in...

People adopt various novel forms of protests; Gazetted officers take out rally

Ongole:The Samaikyandhra movement is gaining momentum day by day in the Prakasam district and there are no signs of abatement. The NGOs working in various government departments are expressing their displeasure by holding protests in a very novel and innovative ways. The district officials are also taking part in the agitation.

Women started playing Kabaddi on the roads here on Friday to register their protest against the division of the state. They said that they would not agree to the division under any circumstances and made it clear that those who do not want the State to remain united could go and settle in any other part of the country.

The auto drivers in Ongole conducted a mock funeral of Telangana Rashtra Samithi President K Chandrasekhara Rao and burnt him in effigy. The gazetted officers of the district took out a rally in the main streets up to the local Church Centre and formed a human chain. Teachers, students, traders and workers are taking active part in the agitation. The APSRTC main bus stand in Ongole wore a deserted look as bandh was total and buses confining to the depot on the fourth day of the bandh. Speaking to the media here on Friday, the RTC union leaders said that they would continue with the agitation to keep the State united though the Corporation was incurring losses and the commuters were facing hardships.

Novel protest
Chirala: The employees of the APSRTC protested in a novel method by making rounds around the bus depot in the town on Friday. The depot, which used to witness a flurry of activity, wore a deserted look with buses going off the roads. As part of the Sakalajanula Samme, the APNGOs took out a rally to the Clock Tower Centre raising slogans against TRS president K. Chandrasekhara Rao. Later, they formed a human chain.

Protests continue in WG on 17th day
Jangareddygudem: NGOs in Jangareddygudem of West Godavari are holding relay fasts in front of the Revenue Divisional Office against the division of the State. They raised slogans in favour of Samaikyandhra.

Take bath on the road
In Palakole, Samaikyandhra activists held at novel protest by taking bath on the road at the local Gandhi Bomma centre on Friday.

Huge rally in Chinchinada
A huge rally was organised near Chinchinada bridge that connects West and East Godavari districts on Friday. ‘Vanta Varpu’ programme was conducted under the auspices of Bhagat Singh Auto Union. The Union members sat in the deeksha. Rajole MLA Rapaka Varaprasad visited the deeksha camp and extended support to the agitation.

Videographers take out rally
Amaravati (Guntur): A huge rally was organized under the aegis of the local Videographers Welfare Association against bifurcation of State in the town on Friday. People raised slogans against TRS Chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Later, a human chain was formed. Addressing the gathering, association president Chilaka Devadasu appealed to the UPA Govern ment not to divide the State against the wishes of people.

He said that Andhra Pradesh was formed following sacrifices made by several people. Potti Sriramulu went on a fast unto death for 52 days and sacrificed his life for the formation of State. Their sacrifices should not go waste, he said. He said that people of the region were the worst sufferers due to the ongoing agitation which has paralysed the entire administration in the Seemandhra region. He said that the division of the State would lead to water wars among people of different regions and the State would also plunge into crisis.

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