The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists launched indefinite hunger strike at Darpally on Wednesday demanding that the government establish a degree college at the mandal headquarters. BJP leaders Dr. J. Bapu Reddy and Aljapur Srinivas and T-JAC leader Ramana Reddy called on the agitators to express their solidarity.

The ABVP leaders said that the ruling party leaders had made the promise to set up a degree college at Darpally five years ago and later it was reported to have been sanctioned by the government. As it was not followed up, the issue remained where it was, they said.