Business establishments such as petrol outlets and markets and Rythu Bazaars witness an unprecedented turnout

Responding to the bandh call given by the AP Non-Governmental Organisation and Samaikyandhra JAC leaders, people from all walks of life in Krishna District headquarters Machilipatnam are gearing up to join the bandh scheduled for Tuesday.

All the government employees and private associations have already expressed their willingness to participate in the bandh to raise their voice against the UPA Government’s decision to carve out separate Telangana. Business establishments such as petrol outlets and markets and Rythu Bazaar experienced an unprecedented turnout of customers on Monday evening in order to prepare for the coming 24 hours by meeting the requirements of necessary commodities.

While educational institutions planned several modes of novel protest, the workers’ unions and common people are all set to make it grand success in Machilipatnam. On the other hand, student community representing several educational institutions took out massive rallies from Laxmi Theatre junction to Koneru Centre, where they staged a few demonstrations wearing masks depicting the alleged cunning nature of the UPA leaders in dividing Andhra Pradesh.

Protests against bifurcation of the State are going to be further intensified with the APNGOs’ Association striking work from the midnight of Monday.

The staff and workers of Guntur Municipal Corporation and all municipalities in the district are joining the strike beginning Monday night. Petrol bunks will be shut for 24 hours from the early hours of Tuesday in protest against division of the State.

The TDP and YSR Congress have pledged their support to the agitation while the Congress party’s rank and file are in a fix due to the uncertainty over resignations of their MLAs and Ministers, which has been the main demand of the protagonists of unified State.

Meanwhile, the Samaikyandhra student JAC and Acharya Nagarjuna University Teachers’ Association held a protest at ANU on Monday against State’s bifurcation. They registered their protest with Vice-Chancellor K. Viyanna Rao in his chamber.

Thousands of people took to the streets across the district for the 13th day after the Congress Working Committee endorsed the formation of Telangana State. They are all going to take part in larger struggle from Tuesday.

The supporters of unified State consecrated a picture of Jagga Reddy, Congress MLA from Telangana region who backed Chief Minister’s remarks, with milk in appreciation of his concern for the situation that cropped up in Seemandhra region.

In a meeting held at the district party office, TDP district president and Chilakaluripet MLA Pratthipati Pulla Rao said the CWC’s decision and the preparations being made for forming Telangana State in an undemocratic manner deserved a strong rebuke.

The decision to form Telangana State has created animosity among the people of Telangana and Seemandhra regions and the UPA government had turned a blind eye to the protests that erupted after it made the controversial announcement

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