Kadapa: Congress MLC Y S Vivekananda
Reddy, brother of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy,
continued his indefinite hunger strike at a hospital here on
the sixth day.
Vivekananda Reddy, who has been shifted to the Rajiv
Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) after his health
showed signs of weakness, continued his fast for a unified
Congress MLAs -- Adinarayana Reddy and Srikant Reddy --
also continued their fast on the fourth day. As many as 16
others were also holding fast at Kadapa in support of the
Meanwhile, the bandh called to protest the arrest and
forcible shifting of Vivekananda Reddy to hospital in Kadapa
district was largely peaceful.
Two buses were damaged at Kadapa and a mob set afire a
BSNL telephone exchange, a Tahasildar office and another
government office in the district, police said.
Slogan-shouting supporters of the bandh, under the
leadership of Kadapa Mayor Ravindranath Reddy, held a
demonstration in the city.
The Chairman of the Kadapa district Joint Action
Committee to spearhead the campaign for united AP,
Chandrasekhar Reddy criticised the "Hyderabad-based electronic
media" for allegedly not giving adequate coverage to the
integrated Andhra Pradesh movement.
"They gave huge coverage to the fast by TRS chief K
Chandrasekhar Rao. But they are not giving proper coverage to
the united Andhra Pradesh movement. We urge them to speak to
the people here and present a true picture," he said.
Meanwhile, Vivekananda Reddy`s daughter Sunita
approached the State Human Rights Commission in Hyderabad and
sought its intervention regarding medical treatment for her
The Commission has directed the government to consider
shifting Vivekananda Reddy to Nizam`s Institute of Medical
Sciences (NIMS), the Commission sources said to a news agency.