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Updated: September 11, 2013 13:24 IST

Seemandhra protests: CPI(M) seeks Governor’s intervention

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B.V. Raghavulu
B.V. Raghavulu

Government-run educational institutions hit while the corporate institutions are functioning normally; public transport remains suspended while private operators are fleecing the poor

CPI(M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu has urged Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to take initiative in addressing the concerns of the poor and marginal sections, students in particular, who were suffering severe hardship on account of the ongoing agitation in the Seemandhra region.

A delegation of the CPI (M) led by Mr. Raghavulu called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum in this regard. The CPI (M) expressed concern that the prevailing uncertainty had paralysed the administration in State hitting the poor hard. The Governor should intervene and ensure that steps were taken to alleviate the plight of Dalits, tribal people, weaker sections, women and old aged.

Speaking to reporters later, Mr. Raghavulu expressed concern that Government-run educational institutions and transport services came to a grinding halt in the Seemandhra region hitting the poor. The Government itself had ordered closure of welfare hostels depriving students of mid day meals while the corporate institutions were functioning as usual.

As the public transport remained suspended on account of the stir, private operators were fleecing the poor and marginal sections with exorbitant charges. The public distribution system was affected adversely resulting in acute suffering of the poor.

The Governor should, therefore, take the initiative in holding discussions with the leaders of the agitating organisations besides directing the government to release scholarship for students during the agitation period. “Since there is no government in the State, we have requested Mr. Narasimhan to intervene in the matter,” he said.

At least the CM managed to keep the power on for now. Thank god no politician will suffer the horror of his A/C not functioning.

from:  Vijay Prasad
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 at 06:26 IST

ESMA in its full form should be used to bring back the employees to the office.Apprehensions of the common man in the bifurcation should be addressed by cm and the leaders.Instead of trying to bring peace ,the political parties especially the TDP,Ysr should refrain from making everything political.They should stop the nonsense yatras and should start educating,counselling the common man about the process of carving the state .

from:  samudrala chandrashekhar
Posted on: Sep 11, 2013 at 10:54 IST

Fourty two days of turmoil in anhdra and rayaleseema regions.Govt schools,colleges were un strike and the students,teachers,professors are on the roads.Corporate and private operators are minting money from the crisis.Anhdra captilists may be happy so they are fuelling the strikes and mess.Instead of assuading the common man,the CM,CNB,ysr are making too much political noise in the already paralysed andhra and rayalaseema.Common Man,poor are highly affected.Govt is making no efforts to bring the normalcy.The rich apngos,govt executives are on strike because they are least affected.Governor and govt should make best efforts to bring normalcy in the twin regions.

from:  samudrala chandrashekhar
Posted on: Sep 11, 2013 at 10:54 IST
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