At a ceremony organised at the town's community hall, Mayor Aviram Dahari called it a "historic day" when people in Israel were showing "respect for a great soul".
Guntur Rural SP R Jayalakshmi on Sunday said permission for Chalo Atmakur agitation on September 18 was not given to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
Atmakur hogged headlines, following TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s call for ‘Chalo Atmakur’, an agitation which was thwarted.
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Earlier in the day, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi criticised those responsible for desecrating the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh.
Kovind, in a special event organised in Switzerland, thanked the commune of Villeneuve for celebrating Gandhi's legacy and naming a Square after him.
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was desecrated by unidentified people at a college in Uttar Jalaun district on Friday.
The matter was reported by the Principal of the Gandhi Inter College, Orai, Ravi Kumar, on Friday morning, Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar said.
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According to the party leaders, there will be detailed discussions on the party's week-long programme on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Raghu was a gardener at Birla House where the Mahatma was shot by Godse. Mandodari was cremated at Swargadwar in Puri.
Group clashes due to political rivalry in the village are not new and they commenced as early as 1989 as the people got divided on the lines of political affiliations.
The statement from Devarayalu came just hours after AP police had put several TDP leaders under house arrest in view of the party's call for 'Chalo Atmakur' rally.
Several TDP leaders were put under house arrest by the police as preventive measure restraining them from participating in 'Chalo Atmakur' rally.