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Kruparani continues to face ire of agitators

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Charged with misleading people on resignation after approval of ‘T’ note

Srikkakulam Bar Assositation being lay sieged Communicatations Minister Killi Kruparani's camp Office in Srikakulam on Wednesday.Photo: Basheer
Srikkakulam Bar Assositation being lay sieged Communicatations Minister Killi Kruparani's camp Office in Srikakulam on Wednesday.Photo: Basheer

Union Minister of State for Communication and Technology Killi Kruparani continues to face the heat in the district with mounting pressure from all quarters for her resignation from the Union Cabinet. Agitators on Wednesday alleged that the Minister misled had people with fake resignation after the approval of Telangana note in the Cabinet.

Eggs thrown at flexis

Representatives of Srikakulam Municipal Employeess Association and Municipal Teachers Associations threw eggs and tomatoes on the flexies of Ms Kruparani and another Union Minister, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, for not resigning from the Ministry.

Municipal Joint Action Committee leaders Ch.Ramesh Babu, N.Ratna Purnima, A.Punnaih and A.Jeevana Rao alleged that Ms Kruparani had brought a bad name to the district which is known for people’s movements right from the days of the Independence movement.

APNGOs association leader Hanumanthu Sairam also participated in the protest while asking her to step down to protect the interests of the Seemandhra region. Telugu Desam Party leader K.Atchannaidu deplored Ms Kruparani’s stand and said that the protection of the State was possible only with the fast taken up by TDP chief N.Chandrababu Naidu.

Central government offices, including banks, remained closed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday with the protests being organised by Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samiti led by APNGOs Association.

Agitators forcibly closed down DCCB bank on GT Road. As many as 230 branches of various banks did not function due to agitations across the district. Around Rs.400 crore worth transactions got affected in the last two days. Customers faced many difficulties with the lack of cash in ATMs in the district.

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