The strike on the 35th day for Samaikyandhra has been continuing in the twin Godavari districts. It was intensified as the revenue divisional officers, district revenue officers and additional joint collectors joined the agitation Monday. All the activities were stalled in the government offices. RTC buses have been off the road since the beginning of the strike, causing loss to RTC and inconveniencing people.
Dharnas, rallies and relay hunger strikes continued Tuesday. Meanwhile, the farming community in the districts is also joining the strike Wednesday. The farmers have decided to stage a dharna at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram on September 5.
One thousand sanitary workers participated in the relay hunger strike at the corporation office Thursday. At Kakinada, staff of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Kakinada participated in vanta varpu programme at the main gate.
At Amalapuram, revenue divisional officer Sampat Kumar participated in a protest rally. TDP, YSRC and other political and non-political organisations participated in a relay hunger strike. In West Godavari, a three day bandh is being obseved.