ANDHRA PRADESH

Dharna staged for ration cards

KURNOOL Nov. 13. Distribution of ration cards was thrown out of gear at several places in the district yesterday and today.

At Bethamcharla, about 200 women led by Congress leader, Katasani Rambhupal Reddy, staged a dharna at the MRO office, demanding ration cards. The promise by officials to include their names in the list did not deter them. The agitation continued till late in the evening.

In Kurnool city, residents from Laxminagar staged a dharna at the office of the Municipal Corporation, demanding ration cards. Yesterday, the families of Pardhi community in Bangarupet blocked traffic on the road demanding ration cards.

Also, the families protested at the Collectorate here on Thursday. Residents of wards 28 and 29 also protested at the Collectorate.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) leaders demanded that the Government give ration cards to all eligible families.