Samaikya stir intensified

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Activists of all hues participate Vizianagaram: As Samaikyandhra movement in the wake of Congress decision to divide the State entered the...

Activists of all hues participate

Vizianagaram: As Samaikyandhra movement in the wake of Congress decision to divide the State entered the 13th day in the district on Monday, the activists pledged to continue it until the decision was withdrawn. Students, political party leaders and Samaikyandhra JAC activists are participating in the various programmes.

Cable operators here organised a protest on Monday, demanding that the State should remain united. They performed ‘Vanta Varpu’ on NH43 at Seetanagaram. Parvathipuram MLA Savarapu Jayamani and YSR Congress party leaders participated.
Activists of Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Committee were seen roaming with marigold flowers in their ears. The YSR Congress Party workers took out a huge motorcycle rally from Three Laterns to Collectorate in the town. Lawyers took up relay hunger strike.

Road Transport Corporation employees voluntarily boycotted duties and participated in the bandh. With this all buses were stationed in the depots. Educational institutions in Parvathipuram and Bobbili were closed. Students formed human chains in S Kota, Kothavalasa, Gajapathinagaram and Garividi. They blocked the roads bringing the traffic to a halt. Workers of all political parties participated in various programmes.

They organised Vanta Varpu on the road. Bandh was observed by Samaikyandhra JAC activists. With this, normal life was disrupted. Activists of Samaikyandhra said that their fight will go on until the decision to separate the State is withdrawn.

Samaikyandhra march

Students and workers of all political parties marched from Three Roads junction at Cheepurupalli in the district to Garividi as part of Samaikyandhra agitation, on Monday. They set up mock shops in the name of ‘KCR chicken shop’ and ‘KCR ration shop’. This was in protest against KCR’s statements against Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy. They raised slogans against KCR and Sonia Gandhi.

The locals who participated in the march said that the State was being divided only for selfish reasons. The elders in Delhi should change their mind about the division of the State, they urged. About 15,000 people participated in the march. Former whip Gadde Baburao and former ZP chairman Bellana Chandrashekar participated.

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