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Samaikyandhra stir intensified in Vizianagaram

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Vizianagaram: The Samaikyandhra movement is raging by the day in the district on the 33rd day of the agitation here on Sunday with people from all...

Vizianagaram: The Samaikyandhra movement is raging by the day in the district on the 33rd day of the agitation here on Sunday with people from all sections of the society joining it in large numbers in the district headquarters. The Telugu Desam Party activists held flexis near the RNC junction displaying the report of the Srikrishna Committee on them. The Congress party members wore black badges during the demonstration.
The lawyers of the district court organized a road blockade demanding the UPA government to rescind its decision to bifurcate the state. Traffic was disrupted on the Visakhapatnam-Vizianagaram main highway due to the rasta roko organized by the lawyers. The protests by the Samaikyandhra activists spread out to other parts of the district. Teachers took out a motor cycle rally from Kurupam to Parvathipuram.
Responding to the call given by the Samaikyandhra-Joint Action Committee, bandh in the district continued on the third day. The Telugu Desam Party gave a 48-hour bandh call in Srungavarapukota constituency comprising Kottavalasa, Jaami, Vepada and L. Kota mandals. Businessmen voluntarily downed their shutters and public transport came to a standstill. With transport getting disrupted, tourists who wanted to go to Araku Valley were badly hit and they had to return from Srungavarapukota.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, the agitators said that it was shameful that the Congress bigwigs did not make any announcement with regard to keeping the state united till now even after one month of the agitation. They warned that they would intensify their agitation if the Centre failed to make any announcement rescinding the decision to bifurcate the state.
The Samaikyandhra-Joint Action Committee said that it would use innovative and novel techniques to intensify the movement to keep the state united. The committee said that it would chalk out a plan of action to bring pressure on the elected representatives to quit from their posts.
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