Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika’s bandh peaceful in Srikakulam district
Financial transactions were badly affected for the second consecutive day on Saturday with the closure of 230 branches of 26 public and private banks in Srikakulam district. It is estimated around Rs.200 crore worth of business activity was disrupted with the bandh observed in Srikakulam district on Saturday. With the pressure from agitators, bank officials stalled activities in many branches.
Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika gave bandh call opposing the arrest of APNGOs Association leaders, doctors and advocates when they were agitating in RIMS on Friday opposing the interview process. As part of the state-wide call given by JAC leaders, agitations continued at Union government offices including postal, BSNL and insurance companies.
However, bandh was observed partially in the afternoon.
Cinema theatres and petrol bunks functioned as usual despite the agitators moving around the town to make the bandh a success. Many shop owners pleaded that it was unfair to ask them to close their establishments since they voluntarily participated in State-bandh on September 24. However, agitators enforced the bandh peacefully in the district.
Meanwhile, R and B officials and staff organised vanta varpu on national highway and Anganwadi workers participated in a relay hunger strike at APNGOs home. Samaikyandhra Intellectuals Forum convener G.Narsu Naidu and others said that the agitation would intensify further if Telangana note was tabled in the Union cabinet meeting. DMHO employees broke 101 coconuts as part of the agitation. Kneel down agitation was observed in GT Road in which leaders from various organizations participated.