Telugu Desam, Left parties form human chain in Vizianagaram
Telugu Desam, CPI (M) and CPI jointly formed human chain at Balaji Junction here on Tuesday in support of social activist Anna Hazare's demand for strong Lokpal. P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, TDP Polit Bureau member and MLA, former member of Lok Sabha D.V.G. Sankar Rao, TDP district president D. Jagadish, CPI (M) leaders M. Suryanarayana and Reddy Sankar Rao, CPI district secretary P. Kameswara Rao and several cadres of leaders of these parties participated.
Prior to forming human chain, while Mr. Ashok garlanded the statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, TDP town committee president P. Ramakrishna, Mr. Reddy Sankara Rao and CPI leader B. Suribabu doused the statue of Dr. Ambedkar with milk.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashok said that corruption had eaten away vitals of society and development has taken a back seat.
Mr. Jagadish criticised the UPA Government for not taking the initiative to hold talks even when Mr. Hazare's condition was deteriorating. Corruption had become common whenever Congress was in power at both Centre and State, he said. Mr. Suryanarayana (CPI-M) demanded that they concede demand of the social activist and adopt strong Lokpal Bill to end corruption. Mr. Kameswara Rao (CPI) appealed to people to support the cause of Mr. Hazare. Earlier, Mr. Ashok along with his party leaders visited the relay fast camp at fort and also collected signatures from passersby in support of Lokpal bill.
In Srikakulam Opposition party leaders on Tuesday demanded that the Anna Hazare's proposals on Jan Lokpal bill should be accepted to eradicate corruption in the country. They said that people of Andhra Pradesh were wholeheartedly supporting the agitation of Hazare over the issue.
Opposition parties led by Telugu Desam organised a dharna in Day and Night junction to support the Hazare agitation against the corruption.
Telugu Desam leader K.Yerrannaidu who launched the agitation said Telugu Desam would continue its fight against the corruption in the country. Left party leaders Chowdary Tejeswara Rao, Chapara Sundarlal and others also participated in the agitation. They vowed to expose the scams in the country.