The APNGOs who have been leading the indefinite strike of the employees in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema against State bifurcation, expect the political parties and the civil society too to plunge into the Samaikyandhra movement.

While arguments have been going on in the High Court on the petition against the APNGOs’ strike, the Court said the State government had not done enough to make employees call off their strike. Employee associations, however, are satisfied with their agitation so far. “We could achieve 50 per cent of our objective and send a strong message to the CWC that its unilateral bifurcation decision would go against the interests of employees. It’s for political parties and civil society groups to achieve the remaining 50 per cent,” APNGOs president and United AP JAC Chairman P. Ashok Babu told The Hindu here on Wednesday.

Close to seven lakh employees, including teachers and RTC employees had been agitating since the last 50 days.

Though it is difficult for employees to go without their salary for two months, in the recent meeting of the JAC on September 16, there was a unanimous resolution to continue the strike till this month-end.