Supporters of Samaikyandhra burn effigies of Digvijay Singh

Published Dec 13, 2013, 2:20 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 11:42 pm IST
YSRC activists staged rasta roko on NH-16 at Lala Cheruvu centre.

Rajahmundry: Supporters of Samaikyandhra staged stir and burnt the effigies of Congress state affairs incharge Digvijaya Singh and raised slogans asking him to go back at several parts in Godavari districts on Thursday.

As the AP State Reorganisation Bill popularly known as Telangana Bill arrived to the state from New Delhi for deliberations in the state legislative Assembly, the supporters of Samaikyandhra including the YSR Congress activists intensified their stir by staging rasta roko at several places and burning the effigy of the senior Congress leader.


In Rajahmundry, the YSRC activists led by party's city convenor Bommana Raj Kumar staged rasta roko on NH-16 at Lala Cheruvu centre.

They raised slogans against the Congress leadership for going ahead with its move on Telangana.

Urban police took Bommana Raj Kumar along with a few other activists into preventive custody and later released them on bail.

At Amalapuram, the supporters of Samaikyandhra associated with Konaseema JAC led by its convenor Bandaru Ramamohana Rao staged stir at Clock Tower centre and burnt the effigy of Digvijaya Singh.


In West Godavari, at Bhimavaram, several YSRC supporters staged rasta roko and burnt the effigy Digvijaya Singh while students staged novel protests against the bifurcation of the state.

YSRC supporters staged rasta roko at Kalaparru toll gate of Pedapadu mandal.

At Palakol, Samaikyandhra supporters took out a funeral procession carrying the effigy of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and engaged the purohits to chant slokas and performed last rites in a symbolic manner.

At Jangareddygudem, YSR Congress activists staged rasta roko on NH-16 land laid seize to the road and took up mass cooking on the road.


At Eluru, the supporters of Samaikyandhra carried the flexi banners containing the portraits of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Congress state affairs in-charge Digvijaya Singh in a procession on donkeys and later they burnt the flexi banners. They raised slogans asking Digvijaya Singh to go back.

Location: Andhra Pradesh