Farmers organised a protest at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage with the expression of apprehensions over the existence of the Godavari delta if the State is bifurcated. A human chain was formed from the Cotton Barrage at Dhavaleswaram to Vijjeswaram.

Agriculture in the Godavari delta would come under a serious threat with the State’s bifurcation casting serious doubts over the completion of Indira Sagar project.

Leaders targeted

Besides, the move for the State’s division was quite likely to result in overexploitation of the Godavari water by the Telangana people by impounding water in the head reaches at their will, the protesters said with an appeal to the UPA regime to drop the bifurcation proposal.

Meanwhile, the elected representatives continued to come under fire from the Seemandhra protesters.

The integrationists besieged the house of Congress MLA Pulaparthi Anjaneyulu at Bhimavaram demanding his resignation from both the MLA post and the party membership.

The protagonists of the unified State offered ‘harati’ to the sea at Perubalem beach.

Agency Garjana was held at Buttayagudem and Jana Godavari at Maruteru.

Colleges shut

Educational institutes remained closed in Eluru and Bhimavaram following a call from the Student JAC.

Members of the Teacher JAC staged a demonstration with placards, sounding a warning to the political leaders against their prospects in the 2014 general elections.

The aided teachers of St. Theresa’s College for Women stayed away from duties and 12 of them went on a relay fast.

The movement in the colleges gained momentum with the aided teachers going on an indefinite strike from Tuesday.

With this, the private college managements are forced to run classes with the skeletal faculty members working on contract basis.

The integrationists besieged the house of Congress MLA Pulaparthi Anjaneyulu at Bhimavaram demanding his resignation