A three-day indefinite fast by leaders of CPI(M) and villagers at Payakaraopeta was called off on Sunday evening following an assurance given by the Tahsildar on sanction of house site pattas to SCs and poor in the mandal.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) secretariat members K. Lokanadham and M. Suryanarayana along with M. Veeranna, Kakada Lakshmi, T. Kumar and A. George called off the hunger strike by accepting lime water from party's district secretary Ch. Narasinga Rao. According to Mr. Narasinga Rao the Tahsildar agreed to hand over house site pattas to 150 families in Srirampuram, to conduct a survey and distribute land at Aratlakota, house sites at PL Puram (Payakaraopeta mandal) and Durga Colony and near Bus Stand in Payakaraopeta. Earlier the officials gave an assurance that action would be taken on those who had enforced social boycott on Dalits at Rebaka village in Nakkapalli mandal.
NREGS works would be given directly to the Dalits, to disuse land pattas and provide 200 kg of rice as an immediate relief. The CPI(M) distributed 10 kg of rice, one kg dal, half-a-kg tamarind to each family.
After the Tahsildar given an assurance on sanction of house site pattas to SCs and poor