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Novel protest: ‘Dharala bhootam’ threatening the activists of AIDWA as part of a cultural show in front of the Collectorate in Nalgonda on Wednesday.
Novel protest: ‘Dharala bhootam’ threatening the activists of AIDWA as part of a cultural show in front of the Collectorate in Nalgonda on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

NALGONDA: Activists of the Praja Samghaala Aikya Vedika staged a novel protest in front of the Collectorate against the skyrocketing prices of the essential commodities and other issues here on Wednesday.

While the members of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) cooked food items by burning twigs, the Rajaka Vruttidaarula Sangham ironed cloths demanding a fair deal for the artisans.

The district secretary of the Praja Naatya Mandali Katta Narasimha donned the role of ‘dharala bhootam’ and enthralled the agitators during the three hour long protest.

Allocations

Addressing the gathering, the State general secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham Samineni Rama Rao charged the Congress Government with neglecting poor in the budgetary allocations.

He demanded that the Government allocate funds on the basis of population. He further asked the government to implement the recommendations made by Swaminathan.

The CPI (M) district secretary Nandhyala Narasimha Reddy alleged that large scale corruption was involved in the welfare schemes implemented by the Government.

Tension prevailed at the venue as the activists tried to barge into the Collectorate defying the orders of the large contingent of police. Later the Joint Collector came out to receive the representation submitted by the protesters.

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