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Opposition launches relay hunger strike in Hanamkonda

Opposition launches relay hunger strike in HanamkondaAll-party opposition leaders raising slogans against the State government at Ekasila Park in Hanamkonda on Monday
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Demanding restoration of TSRTC’s tyre retreading unit, the Opposition party leaders launched a relay hunger strike at Ekasila Park here on Monday.

Hanamkonda: Demanding restoration of TSRTC's tyre retreading unit, the Opposition party leaders launched a relay hunger strike at Ekasila Park here on Monday.

Warangal DCC president Naini Rajender Reddy, Greater Warangal Congress president Katla Srinivas Rao, working president Embadi Ravinder, BJP State committee member Rao Amarender Reddy, CPI urban district secretary Mekala Ravi, State leader Thakkallapalli Srinivas Rao, Telugu Desam Party senior leaders E Mallesham and Pulluri Ashok Kumar, who sat on hunger strike on the first day, raised slogans against the State government demanding immediate restoration of tyre retreading unit, which was shifted to Karimnagar.

Speaking at the protest, Bhadrachalam Congress MLA Podem Veeraiah said that TRS government, which made a host of promises backtracked on them after elections.

"There was no need for the government to shift the tyre retreading unit from Warangal to Karimnagar. The Congress will raise the issue in the Assembly," Veeraiah said.

The leaders alleged that the TRS government shifted the tyre retreading unit with vested interests. It was aimed at grabbing the prime land. Even though the employees working with the unit opposed to shifting, the TRS leaders didn't heed to them, the leaders said. They alleged that the prime land was given on 29-year lease to a businessman who is close to TRS leadership.

The TRS leaders are also eyeing to grab another piece of prime land that belongs to Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) near Hanamkonda bus station, the Opposition alleged. It's time for the people to keep a watch on TRS leaders' misdeeds, they appealed to people.

The leaders said that they would come up with an action plan to expose the State government's failures and anti-people policies.

Kampa Vinod Kumar, T Ravi, J Veeraswamy, Rajender Gupta, T Raju of TDP, Kare Bikshapathi, Putta Ravinder CPI, Poshala Padma, Rahat Parveen, N Laxma Reddy and Banka Sampath Yadav of Congress were among others present.

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