The left parties in Andhra called for a state-wide bandh today and authorities have monitored the security for protesting the injustice dispensed to the state in the Union Budget 2018-19.
The ruling Telugu Desam Party has called for protests across the state to express solidarity with its MPs, who have been fighting in both the Houses of Parliament. The aim is to get justice to the state. Other parties have joined the rally too.
Schools have been declared holiday as a precautionary measure. Cops have been massively arranged to prevent any unforeseen situations during rallies. Director General of Police M. Malakondaiah has directed to maintain law and order in all districts.
Moreover, sensitive areas have been placed under high scrutiny. The party lawmakers are protesting with raising slogans, demanding justice for the state. Left parties held dharnas in front of Road Transport Corporation depots. YSRCP also extended its hand towards the bandh and party’s activists joined the protests in Kurnool, Guntur and Tirupati.
On a good note, it is assured that hospitals and pharmaceuticals won’t be affected with the bandh. TDP MP Jayadev Galla said that this is the last chance for Andhra to get what it was promised ahead of its bifurcation.
On the other hand, Pawan Kalyan expressed his strong remorse for not having more strength to voice out his opinions on the issue in Assembly and Parliament.