Hyderabad, August 29 (INN): The Samaikhyandhra agitation in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions have entered 30th day on Thursday.
While several elected representatives have submitted resignations from their posts, other non-political organisations including Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers Association are spearheading the agitation demanding that the Congress-led UPA Government keep Andhra Pradesh united. Shops and business establishments, transportation, educational institutions, banking and the functioning of government institutions were badly hit in both the regions ever since the agitation was launched.
The Samaikhyandhra agitation is causing daily losses to the tune of several crores for both private and public sector. The worst hit was the RTC which is suffering a loss of Rs 13 crore per day due to the strike. With the Congress High Command remaining firm on its decision on formation of Telangana, there are no indications on when the ongoing agitation would come to an end.
Meanwhile, the Telangana leaders have alleged that the strike was superficial and being stage managed by some Seemandhra leaders. They appealed to the striking unions to call off the strike and cooperate in the formation of Telangana State.