Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: Notwithstanding the conclusion of the weeklong official mourning, condolence meetings to pay homage to late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy continued in the district. The meetings were also aimed at pressing the demand for making YSR’s son Jaganmohan Reddy as Chief Minister.

The relay hunger strike launched by students and research scholars of Sri Venkateswara University entered the third day on Thurtsday. They were insisting that Mr. Jaganmohan be made the next Chief Minister arguing that only he could continue YSR’s pro-student and pro-poor schemes.

A huge gathering of farmers at Chandragiri near here, after taking out a silent rally, demanded that instead of the buildings, projects, schemes in the name of late YSR, the entire Andhra Pradesh should be rechristened as ‘YSR Pradesh’, as it would be the only befitting tribute the State could pay to him.

The Rythu Sanghala Samakhya and Rythu Seva Sangham which led the rally on Wednesday, conducted a similar programme at Srikahalasti also.

Annamacharya Samskrithika Kalakarulu Sangham of the TTD’s Annamacharya Project gave a call for a ‘musical trek’ on Friday as a mark of respect to YSR. The trek would start from the Kalamandiram and would culminate at Annamacharya statue at AIR station.

District Youth Congress and the Thimminayudupalem Panchayathi at their joint meet described the late Chief Minister as a towering personality and humane to the core who wished that everyone should live in prosperity and peace.