Visakhapatnam, July 28, 2007
Police rounded up Left party and TDP leaders
The State wide bandh call given by left parties in the city evoked partial response with the police rounding up of Left party and Telugu Desam Party leaders right in the morning on Saturday. The bandh passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any corner. APSRTC buses and auto rickshaws plied as usual. The police arrested 237 protesters and released all of them except one who was sent for remand as he allegedly pelted stones on an RTC bus.
However, many shops at Jagadamba junction and Old Town area downed their shutters but most of the offices and banks and other financial institutions functioned normally. Some of the activists stopped Ratnachal Express for nearly ten minutes before the departure of the train. When the train about to leave in return directions, party activists including women squatted on the track an raised slogans seeking house site pattas to the poor and denouncing he adamant attitude of the State Government.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and activists organized a rasta roko at Jagadamba Junction in response to the call given by various political parties to observe the bandh. Speaking at the striking workers, CITU leader Padamanaba Raju sought the setting up of a separate commission to look into the demand for provision of house site pattas to the poor. He charged the government that the schemes like Indiramma housing scheme and JNNURM were being misused by the ruling party MLAs.
Andhra Pradesh News
Andhra Pradesh Discussions
Join our discussions on hottest topics on Andhra Pradesh
Catch up more discussions at AndhraNews.com