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Srikakulam: Members of Teachers Joint Action Committee (JAC) stopped the convoy of Minister Kondru Murali who was on his way to his camp office at...

Srikakulam: Members of Teachers Joint Action Committee (JAC) stopped the convoy of Minister Kondru Murali who was on his way to his camp office at Rajam in the district on Tuesday. They squatted on the road and demanded his resignation.
The minister explained that he had already submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and if the need arises he would re-submit it to the Speaker as well. Police intervened and dispersed the agitators.
Addressing a press conference at Rajam, the minister alleged that the Congress was forced to take a decision on Telangana based on the letters submitted by BJP, TDP and CPI. If the letters are withdrawn then the division of the State would stop immediately, he stated.
Samaikyandhra and NGO JACs tried to stop Union Minister Dr Killi Krupa Rani at the local Collectorate, but the police foiled their attempts. While relay hunger strikes continued, RTC workers expressed their protest by walking backwards from local RTC Complex to Day and Night Junction.
Women took out a rally holding Kalasams at Narsannapet and performed Abhishekam to the village deity Pydithalli Ammavaru. They prayed that the State should remain united. Flock of sheep used to block national highway
In the wake of the agitation for Samaikyandhra, its supporters drove some 300 sheep onto the national highway at Tekkali in the district on Tuesday, as a mark of protest. They raised slogans in favour of a united State and then visited the various hunger strike camps to express solidarity.
In this context, they performed North Andhra’s traditional dance, Tappetagullu. This being a national highway between Odisha and Andhra, traffic was held up from 6 am to 11 am during the protest demonstrations. Some diverted their vehicles to other routes.
On this occasion, leaders of the agitation said that it is surprising that Antony Committee has not visited despite the intensity of the movement for united AP. When Sonia Gandhi took the decision to bifurcate the State she has done so like giving the chicken to one and the feathers to another, they commented.They pledged to continue the agitation until Samaikandhra is achieved.
Youth urge Ganesh to influence elders Varasiddi Vinayaka was urged on Vinayaka Chathurthi day on Monday to bring about a change in the attitude of elders who are without sympathy and sentiment for movement for the united Andhra Pradesh. As part of the movement that has been going on for the past 40 days, the Youth Association of local Chinna Baratam put up a ‘Samaikya Ganesh.’
The Association members said that the nine-day festivities will be organised. People and Samaikyandhra supporters queued up to worship at the venue. The organisers said that even though the agitation has been going on for quite some time now, the leaders and people’s representatives seemed unconcerned. They prayed to Lord Ganesh to wake them up from their slumber to the realities.
Only God should bring about a change of heart and make them work towards keeping the State united, they said. The Association members were dressed up as national leaders and staged protests daily. Demonstration by students draws attention High School students of Chinna Badam village of Palasa mandal demonstrated in a unique way by painting their faces in national colours at the Palasa bus stand on Tuesday in favour of Samaikyandhra. Stating that the tricolour was the symbol of national integration, they said their intention was to convey to the public representatives that it is not right to divide the State into smaller regions.
Nearly 200 students later formed a human chain. The people there were inspired by the students’ demonstrations. They raised slogans in favour of Samaikyandhra to make the residents of the town aware of their agitation.

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