Tirupati JAC members lay siege to local MP Chinta Mohan’s house
Following the schedule of protests announced by the APNGOs to shut down the Central government organisations on September 27 and 28, members of the Tirupati Employees JAC on Friday made sure that the order was followed to the letter and spirit.
Divided themselves into groups, the JAC members forced a complete shutdown of Income Tax Office, Head Post Office, BSNL, both government and private banks and Passport Office in the town. Mild tensions prevailed when the protesters, who tried to barge into the Customs and Central Excise Office, were prevented by the police. Witnessing the commotion, the employees voluntarily joined the protest and expressed solidarity with the agitators.
Later, JAC members laid siege to the house of Tirupati MP Chinta Mohan and demanded his family members that the legislator come out and talk to the protesters. On learning about his absence, the JAC members spoke to the MP over phone and expressed their anguish over the State bifurcation issue. Meanwhile, members of the SVU JAC staged a skit, carrying the effigy of TRS resident K. Chandrasekhar Rao at the varsity’s Golden Jubilee Arch. Later, they burnt the effigy and raised slogans in support of Samaikyandhra cause.
Members of the ‘Yadava Sangam’ led by E. Hemanth Kumar Yadav took out a rally from the NTR Circle to Jyoti Rao Phule statue and extended their support to the BC JAC. Students and staff members of the Tejaswi English Medium School took part in the relay hunger strike organised by the Tirupati Samaikyandhra JAC (SAPS) near the MCT office.
Meanwhile, cultural forum ‘Eetaram Kavita Vedika’ and ‘Andhra Nadu’ magazine have announced to jointly organise a ‘Samaikyandhra Kavi Sammelanam’ on September 30 at B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan Auditorium. Poets and singers will render their compositions to encourage the supporters and extend support to the Samaikyandhra movement.