AP bandh protesting Budget allocation saw farmers participate in good numbers

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 9, 2018, 5:39 am IST
Updated Feb 9, 2018, 5:39 am IST
Kurnool SP Gopinath Jatti said there were no untoward incidents and the bandh was peaceful.
The bus depot in Kurnool wears a deserted look as there was a state wide bandh call on Thursday.
 The bus depot in Kurnool wears a deserted look as there was a state wide bandh call on Thursday.

KURNOOL: The bandh call given by left parties evoked a good response in Kurnool as business establishments, banks and transport operators cooperated voluntarily. In Adoni and Nandyal, farmers came forward to observe bandh.

Kurnool SP Gopinath Jatti said there were no untoward incidents and the bandh was peaceful. Police took YSRCP, CPI and CPM activists into custody in I-town area and their vehicles were seized.

 

In Kurnool at 5:30 am about 100 activists from YSRC stormed RTC bus depot and sat on a dharna preventing buses from moving out. YSRC leader Hafeez Khan, organised a bike rally and ensured that all business establishments downed their shutters.

TD District President Somisetty Venkateswarlu said that in support of the bandh they have displayed placards and marched from TD office towards the main roads creating awareness about the injustice done to Andhra Pradesh in the Budget.

CPI and CPM activists were seen wearing party flags and intercepting vehicles that hit the road. A passenger who was travelling in an autorickshaw was forcibly pulled out near Rajavihar centre and the auto’s tyres deflated.

Mr Jatti said that he received reports from Adoni and Nandyal that farmers were seen voluntarily participating in the bandh. While the bandh was observed till afternoon in Adoni and Nadyal it was observed till evening in Kurnool.

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