Mammoth Response to Miryalaguda Bandh

Hyderabad: The Miryalaguda bandh called by District Sadhana Samithi seeking a separate district of Miryalaguda received a mammoth response on Wednesday after all business establishments, bus depot and offices remained shut.
Days before minister K.T. Rama Rao and other senior BRS leaders visiting Nalgonda district, the Samithi called for a bandh. The bandh went off peacefully without any untoward incidents.

Miryalaguda deputy superintendent of police (DSP) P. Venkatagiri said that all political parties had called for a bandh in Miryalaguda on Wednesday and it was peaceful. No untoward incidents took place and police were posted at different places. RTC buses operated for the convenience of passengers without interruption.

All political parties, the ruling BRS, BJP, CPM and others participated in the bandh call demanding a new district of Miryalaguda. The District Sadhana Samithi leaders said that the government must consider forming a new district on the name of Miryalaguda, comprising Nagarjuna Sagar, Miryalaguda and Huzurnagar Assembly constituencies.

Samithi leaders said that if the government consents for Muryalaguda district, there would be 18 mandals with nine lakh populations and the idea would help in decentralising the governance. Miryalaguda is said to have more resources than Suryapet.

In 2019, CPM leaders including former MLA Julakanti Ranga Rao and others had initiated protests demanding for a separate Miryalaguda district.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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