Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Protest Continues due to Bifurcation of State: Andhra Pradesh

On Tuesday workers shut down the thermal plants due to the power shut down in the southern parts of India people faced huge amount of losses at their corporation firms and industries. The electricity employees were on strike because they were protesting bifurcation of the state and as a result of their strike several villages and towns remained cut off from power supply.

The process for creating a separate Telangana state carved out from Andhra Pradesh was approved by the Union Cabinet on October 3. The major establishments including airports, railways, and hospitals were badly hit in terms of power supply due to the strike of the electricity employees strike.

Due to lack of electricity, emergencies like medical services along with Rail and air traffic have been badly hit. The backup power helped to run Tirupati and Vijayawada airports. People and state employees continue their agitation protesting against the Union Cabinet's decision to bifurcate the state, despite severe hardships, in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions relentlessly.

After normalcy began to return in the violence-hit area on Tuesday morning, for an hour curfew was eased in Vizianagaram town even during the relaxation period as strict vigil was being maintained, Sources from Hindi Online News reported. Anti-bifurcation agitators who remained unabated and clashed with police on Monday also woke up large-scale violence Curfew on Saturday night in Vizianagaram town.

Prime minister met Union tourism minister K Chiranjeevi, Union human resource and development (HRD) minister M M Pallam Raju, minister of state for commerce D Purandeswari and minister of state for railways Surya Prakash Reddy and pressed for acceptance of their resignations.

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