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Youth come to the fore for united AP

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Srikakulam: Youth in the district came forward to participate in rallies raising slogans in favour of Samaikyandhra and against division of the State. ...

Srikakulam: Youth in the district came forward to participate in rallies raising slogans in favour of Samaikyandhra and against division of the State. They formed human chains in the main centres in the town on Monday. Nearly 10,000 youth took out a rally at Tekkali. Students who took out huge rally from local RTC Complex to Seven Roads junction organised a public meeting in the name of Vidyarthi Garjana. The various unions expressed solidarity with the students.

NGOs, student JAC leaders and political leaders participated. The leaders of the agitation guided the students and gave them suggestions as to future course of action. On this occasion, the leaders said that observing the momentum of the agitation by the people, the political leaders are scared and were trying to resign and join the stir. They have realised that if they do not support the agitation their political future will be bleak, they said.
Two-wheeler mechanics took out a bike rally linking all the main roads in the town. Employees of electricity department staged a silent demonstration. They threatened to continue the stir until the move to divide the State is stopped.

NGOs to join stir

In response to a call by Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers (APNGOs) Association, NGOs and outsourcing employees in all government departments in Seemandhra region will participate in the Samaikyandhra agitation from midnight of Monday.
NGOs from nearly 30 government and affiliated departments in the district will participate in the stir. Nearly 70,000 RTC employees in 123 depots in Seemandhra region will also take part. At least 13,000 buses will come to a halt. Similarly, some 495 services in five depots in the district will come to a grinding halt with some 2,400 RTC workers joining the stir, according to RTC workers’ leaders.

They said that they are supporting the NGOs stir as the RTC is facing huge losses due to competition from private transport. Nearly 70 workers’ unions with 14 lakh workers are participating in the agitation, the NGO union leaders stated.
Some 24,000 employees are expected to join the indefinite agitation from midnight on Monday, they said.

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