Samaikyandhra protests on Telangana Note continues
October 5, 2013 - Hyderabad
Bandh on the second day is witnessed in the Seemandhra region. Protesting the Cabinet decision to approve Telangana note, protests are staged in several parts of the Seemandhra.
The Seemandhra employees at Secretariat have entered D-Block and staging their protests.
Bandh is observed peacefully in Kadapa. Business establishments and Educational institutions are voluntarily closed in support to the Samaikyandhra agitation. A Government vehicle was burnt by unknown persons at Old Rims. Heavy CRPF forces were deployed in the district.
YSR Congress Party activists have staged rail roko in Anantapur. MLA Gurunath Reddy has attempted to lay seige to the railway station with his followers. KK Express from New Delhi to Bangalore and Hindupur Passenger train were stalled at the station.
Members of APNGO and Samaikyandhra activists have stage protest at the Rajiv Gandhi College in Rajahmundry. They thew stones at the college campus. Earlier, sons of Rajahmundry MP Harsha Kumar beat up two APNGO leaders who allegedly tore flexi of the College. This enraged the Samaikyandhra activists who reached the College in large numbers. The activists also threw stones at the camp office of Harsha Kumar at Amalapuram. As the police tried to thwart their attempts, the situation turned tense.
Seemandhra activists tried to lay seize to the residence of union minister MM Pallam Raju. The activists blamed the minister for not resigning for the cause of United Andhra.
Telugu Desam Party workers have attempted to lay seige to the residence of Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana in Guntur. Their attempt was foiled by the police amid tense situation. The Samaikyandhra activists have raised slogans demanding the resignation of the Minister in view of the Cabinet approving the Telangana note.
Jagan's hunger strike
YSR Congress Party president Jagan Mohan Reddy has begun his indefinite hunger strike at his Lotus Pond residence today. The YSRCP chief is protesting the Centre’s decision to bifurcate the state.