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Integrationists say nothing less than Samaikyandhra

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Leaders of all JACs to attend Hyd meet on September 7; Protests continue unabated Visakhapatnam: Integrationists and Joint Action Committees (JACs)...

Leaders of all JACs to attend Hyd meet on September 7; Protests continue unabated

Visakhapatnam: Integrationists and Joint Action Committees (JACs) leaders of the Samaikyandhra movement involving all sections of employees, RTC men, teachers, doctors, nurses, Class-IV employees, advocates, government and private workers, scholars and students claim that they demand nothing less than Samaikyandhra from the Centre.

NGOs’ Association: The NGOs Association leaders began making arrangements to facilitate more members to attend the proposed Save Andhra Pradesh public meeting to be held at the LB Stadium, Hyderabad, on September 7. District unit leaders K Eswara Rao, T Gopalakrishna and city unit leaders Nageswara Reddy and KV Venkateswara Rao initially arranged 12 private buses to shift 600 members on Friday noon and some others have decided to go by different trains. NGO leaders are determined to make the Save AP public meeting, a grand success.

A large number of Association members participated in the relay hunger strike camp being organised at the Collectorate on Thursday

Prabha Charitable Trust: Samaikyandhra activists from the Prabha Charitable Trust led by its chairperson Prabha Goud took out a huge rally from Jagadamba to the Collectorate and formed a human chain stopping vehicular traffic. Ms Prabha Goud along with the activists raised slogans against KCR.

Samaikyandhra Medical JAC: Members of AP Government Doctors’ Association, Government Nurses’ Association and Class-IV Employees’ Association continued their protest on the premises of KGH opposing the Centre’s move to bifurcate the State. As part of their regular protest, all doctors, nurses, employees, PGs and medical students formed a human chain at the hospital main gate on Thursday raising slogans against bifurcation of the State, for nearly two hours.

Later, the Association State secretary Dr Pidakala Shyam Sundar garlanded those members, including Dr Manmadha Rao, who were on relay hunger camp. YSR Congress Party: A large number of activists and leaders of YSR Congress Party began relay hunger camp at Gandhi statue near GVMC on Thursday. Party senior leaders GV Ravi Raju, Koyya Prasada Reddy, Satti Ramakrishna Reddy and others participated in the fast demanding the Centre to roll back its decision of bifurcation of the State.

The fast camp looked like a war zone.

City Congress Committee: Activists and leaders of Visakha North Assembly Segment participated in the relay hunger strike being continued by City Congress Committee at Gandhi statue near the GVMC on Thursday and City Congress Committee president Behara Bhaskara Rao, City Mahila Congress president Pedada Ramani Kumari and other leaders extended support. Mahila Congress members also participated and raised slogans in favour of unified Andhra Pradesh.

Payakaraopet (Visakhapatnam): Teachers’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) members as part of their protest in favour of Samaikyandhra, performed Guru Puja and felicitated retired teachers on the Addaroad National Highway in S Rayavaram mandal to mark the occasion of Teacher’s Day on Thursday. Later, integrationists resorted to begging on the national highway, half naked and walking on knees. JAC leaders Govind, Dharma Rao, Joginaidu and Babu Rao led the protest.

At Nakkapalli: At the relay hunger strike camp being organised here by the Teachers’ JAC, mandal parishad development officer Krishna and MEO K Nukaraju garlanded the portrait of Sarvepalli Radhakrishna and paid tributes on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Later, the members wearing black badges observed rasta-roko for an hour halting vehicular traffic. Among others, N Chalapathi Rao, D Ramesh and M Satyanarayana led the protest.

Paderu:Local Samaikyandhra JAC members conducted Guru Puja to retired teachers on the main road here on Thursday and later as part of their protest, MPHO Simhachalam and the instructor of local Government Polytechnic College Chinnodu got their heads tonsured raising slogans in favour of unified State.

Later, they organised a mock funeral to the effigies of Union Tribal Welfare Minister Kishorechandra Deo, State Tribal Welfare Minister P Balaraju, KCR and Sonia. Plantation marks protest: As part of their protest against the Centre the leaders of YSR CP led by G Eswari and SV Ramana planted saplings on the premises of local primary school, Paderu after the school children observed Clean and Green programme.

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