‘Make Bharat Bandh a success’

Congress has sought the support of people in making Bharat Bandh a success to send a strong message to the State and Central governments.

In a statement here, TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy, working president Mahesh Kumar Goud and senior vice president Mallu Ravi said the bandh called by the Congress and opposition parties at the national level was to move the governments that had become immune to people’s issues.

Mr. Revanth Reddy would participate in the bandh at Uppal bus depot and working presidents, DCC presidents, constituency incharges and other functionaries of the party were asked to participate in the bandh at their designated places.

As part of the protest programmes against both governments, memoranda would be presented to District Collectors while there would be a rasta roko covering 400 km from Adilabad to Aswaraopet on the podu lands issue.

Rally taken out

In Khammam, various unions representing employees, teachers, pensioners and contract staff joined hands to make “Bharat Bandh” called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) in protest against the Centre’s three farm laws on September 27, a success.

Members owing allegiance to the Joint Forum of employees, teachers and pensioners took out a rally from Pavilion Grounds to the ZP Centre here on Sunday to mobilise the support of all sections of the society for Monday’s Bharat Bandh.

The demonstrators displayed placards en route the rally, demanding repeal of the three farm laws, withdrawal of move to “sell” public assets to private entities and review of the National Education Policy and abolition of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). TSUTF district president G V Nagamalleswara Rao, TPTF State secretary M Nagi Reddy, Pensioners Association district president Gopichand, and others took part in the rally. Rallies and meetings were organised by various farmers’ and agricultural workers’ unions.

Several unions representing industrial workers and contract labourers organised a series of meetings in the industrial belt of Kothagudem-Palvancha in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in support of Bharat Bandh called by SKM to protest against what they called “anti-farmer” and “pro-corporate” policies of the ruling BJP dispensation at the Centre.

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