Put Off Visit: Reds to Pilgrims

TIRUPATI: Leaders of left parties, urged those on pilgrimage to Tirupati, Tirumala to postpone it, in view of state-wide bandh, as part of nation wide general strike, called by trade unions pr

Published: 27th February 2012 05:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

TIRUPATI: Leaders of left parties, urged those on pilgrimage to Tirupati, Tirumala to postpone it, in view of state-wide bandh, as part of nation wide general strike, called by trade unions protesting antipeople and anti-workers policies of governments, on Tuesday.

Addressing a joint press conference, district secretaries of CPI and CPM, Kumar Reddy and Rama Naidu respectively, said that national trade unions supported by left parties had called for a nationwide general strike on Tuesday.

Employees of both govts, private sector, as well as workers in organised and unorganised sectors were participating in the protest.

They appealed to pilgrims to avoid coming to Tirupati-Tirumala, on that day.

They said that left parties and trade unions will ensure total bandh in Chittoor district, with complete shut down of all offices.

No buses are autos will run on that day, making it clear that they will stop bus services to Tirumala too.

Meanwhile, left parties which are in a combative mood are gearing-up their cadres through a series of programmes like motorcycle rallies, processions in various places across the district, ahead of the general strike and bandh on Tuesday

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