As part of the agitation for Samaikhyandra, rallies and rasta rokos by advocates, students, teachers, APNGOs, and Transco officials continued unabated in the town on Thursday. Students owing allegiance to NSUI on Thursday cleaned passing private vehicles at RTC Complex.

Advocates took out two-wheeler rally through the main streets and blocked traffic at Mayuri junction. About 8,000 government, Zilla Parishad and Municipal teachers joined the indefinite strike.

As a result, all schools remained closed. Some teachers had even pulled out some teachers on edge of retirement and enforced strike in some mandals. Municipal school teachers took out a rally from fort junction. However, private educational institutions functioned normally.

The Congress and advocates continued relay fast at RTC Complex and fort junction.

APNGOS and RTC workers and district gazette officers staged protest demonstrations separately at the Collector’s Office and APTransco officials at the Ayyappa Swamy Temple and blocked traffic on the road there. APSRTC did not operate services.

Civic officials join hands

Samaikyandra movement which is going strong by each passing day has got support from the powerful administrative association, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Commissioner’s Association on Thursday. The Municipal Commissioner’s Association has chalked out an action plan to conduct Samaikyandhra agitation from August 28 to September 26 at a meeting held in Rajahmundry on Thursday.

About 50 municipal commissioners from 90 municipalities in Seemandra region have attended the meeting.

The association has resolved to wear black towels from August 26 onwards and apply for casual leave for two days on August 27 and 28.Sanitation drive will be taken up on August 30. Switching off street lights will be taken up from 7 p.m to 9 p.m on September 2. The meeting also resolved to send mails and post cards to the Government of India on Samaikyandhra on September 3 and 4 and past stickers and posters on trains going to Delhi and other states on September 7 and 8. Speaking on the occasion, V Rajendra Prasad, president of the association, has observed that the participation of municipal commissioners in the agitation is must, but he opined that it should not affect the people. He made it clear that essential services like sanitation, drinking water and street lights have been exempted from the agitation. Vice-President of the association P. Asha Jyothi, Association’s general secretary Sai Srikanth, treasurer Dr. Ramesh and commissioners from Seemandra were present on the occasion.