Visakhapatnam: Tension prevailed at MVP Colony for sometime when student JAC members hurled eggs at the camp office of union minister of state for commerce and industry D. Purandeswari, on Saturday, as part of the bandh being observed in protest against the Cabinet clearing the Telangana Bill.
Police took a few of the protesters into custody and registered a case against them.The JAC members came in a rally from Andhra University area and threw eggs at the office in MVP Colony. Police tried to disperse the students and this led to jostling for sometime.
Fearing more trouble, cops took a few protesters into custody and shifted them to police station. Furter, they beefed up security at the residences of VIPs in the city to prevent attacks.
At the King George hospital, patients faced inconvenience as the employees boycotted duties opposing the Centre’s move to bifurcate the state. Services at the outpatient and general surgery wards were disrupted. Doctors, nurses, staff members and medical students led a procession from the main gate raising slogans against the Centre.
Meanwhile, cadres of the YSR Congress and TD also took out huge rallies. The YSRC activists led a bike rally from Sampath Vinayaka temple through the east and north constituencies.
Samaikyandhra Vidyut Employees JAC also took out a rally from the circle office to the Jagadamba centre, demanding the Centre to stall the bifurcation process. They formed a human chain at the Jagadamba centre.
JAC leader Polaki Srinivas said they would chalk out an action plan at a meeting in Hyderabad on December 9 and 10. The TD activists also took out a bike rally at Maddilapalem junction.
However, public sector banks, business establishments and hotels functioned as usual.
Managements of private schools declared a holiday for the institutions for two days. Authorities of the RTC plied city services. However, services to the rural areas were suspended in Anakapalle and Narsipatnam.