Family members of striking government employees, representatives of chicken centres in town, staff of travel agencies, washer-men and ‘archakas' joined the ‘Sakula Janula Samme' on its ninth day here on Wednesday.

Spouses and children of government staff, about 200 of them, went on a day's fast at Clock Tower.

Leaders of the Employees' JAC P. Venkateshwara Murthy, M. Ramesh, and Nalgonda MDO, G. Venkateshwarlu and G. Amarender Reddy of Nalgonda unit of Telangana Political JAC were among those who received the rallyists.

Employees of APSRTC who have been on strike since three days played volleyball.