Dark days ahead for Seemandhra Ministers
September 1, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Joint Action Committee of the Electrical department at an emergency meeting of power generation stations and other wings in power distribution companies in Seemandhra held at NTTPS on Saturday decided to stop power supply to the residences of the Ministers from the Region from Monday in support of the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation.
The meeting in Vijayawada decided to follow work to rule for three days at all power stations and would go on indefinite strike from September 12. They will go on mass casual leave from September 5 to 10 and handover the SIM cards of their official mobile phones to the government on September 11 a day before the onset of indefinite strike. The JAC convener Srinivasa Rao speaking to press said that all the staff right from the chief engineer to attendants will participate in the action programme.
Leaders face ire of the agitators
The Union Minister of State for finance JD Seelam on Saturday faced the ire of the agitators during his visit to Tenali when they gheroaed him demanding his resignation from the Cabinet. He refused to budge saying he would not quit the post as the bifurcation issue was not in his hands and made it clear that he would not be cowed down by such threats. Irked over his remarks, they staged a rasta rook on the national highway bringing the traffic to standstill. They raised slogans against him and AICC president Sonia Gandhi. In another incident, the students' gheroaed Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal when he went to Acharya Nagarjuna University to address a meeting who was demanded to visit the campus only after quitting the posts. The protesters surrounded the residences of minor irrigation minister TG Venkatesh and Union Minister of State for Railways K Suryapraksh Reddy in Kurnool.