Students clean vehicles, polish shoes at Benz circle
The call for bandh given by the Students' Joint Action Committee and the Krishna District Samaikyandhra Political JAC in protest against the postponement of written test for recruitment of sub-inspectors evoked partial response in the city on Saturday.
Students protested in a novel way by cleaning the passing vehicles and polishing shoes at Benz Circle. They raised slogans in favour of united AP and criticised the Government's decision to postpone the test for the posts of SIs “by coming under pressure from the Telangana forces”. Most of the degree and PG colleges functioned in the morning session. Only a few government junior and degree colleges remained closed throughout the day.
A majority of schools and corporate colleges functioned as usual as academic activity was not distributed in these institutions. Shops and commercial establishments in the city and other parts of the district remained open as usual and transport services too were not disturbed much. Banks, cinema houses and industries too functioned normally.
Leaders of the Krishna District Samaikyandhra Political JAC and other organisations protested in front of the sub-collector's office and submitted a memorandum to Sub-Collector K. Dharma Reddy. They flayed the Government's decision to postpone the written test for recruitment of SIs and demanded that the Government conduct the exam without any further delay.
In Nandigama, students blocked the busy NH-9 in the morning hours, raising slogans against the Government. They demanded conduct of the written test immediately for the benefit of a large number of aspirants.
Hundreds of vehicles were stranded for nearly an hour on either side of the road.
In Gudivada, students belonging to ANR College boycotted the classes and went around the town to enforce bandh in various educational institutions.