Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: Public services remained paralysed for the third day as employees of government departments preferred to stay away after condolence meetings organised to pay respects to the departed Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy across the district.

General life which was paralysed for two days following his death is slowly returning to normalcy. There was buzz of activity as shops and establishments opened and petty vendors resumed their usual businesses.

The employees of Kakatiya University held a condolence meeting where Vice-Chancellor N. Lingamurthy and others recalled their association with the deceased leader. Other faculty members listed out the initiatives taken by the Congress government under the leadership of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in higher education sector.

At the district Collectorate, condolence meetings were held in all the departments where the employees remembered the life and work of Dr. Reddy.

Meanwhile, the Congress activists demanded that the party high command decide in favour of Y. S. Jagan as next Chief Minister as people were not ready to accept any other Congress leader as Chief Minister.

Activists of Jagan Yuva Sena conducted a mock funeral procession of APCC president D. Srinivas from Hanamkonda chowrastha to Congress Bhavan for allegedly not supporting Y. S. Jagan’s candidature