Stepping up their demand for withdrawing a "steep and unjustified hike" in cement prices, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of builders in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday decided to extend the boycott on buying cement by another week till July 26.
Educational institutions and commercial establishments remained shut today in response to the bandh call given by various Joint Action Committees (JAC) groups protesting against the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.
Though Andhra Pradesh government
appears to be in no mood to concede the demands of the
Telangana Employees JAC, it has asked chief
secretary Pankaj Dwivedi to engage JAC leaders in talks to end
the ongoing strike.
Land acquisition for Posco`s
mega steel plant in Orissa`s Jagatsinghpur, which was to have
resumed on June 17 and remained stalled, was again put off
after the president of a pro-project group resigned.
The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Friday said the political parties from Andhra Pradesh should not be ambivalent on their stand on the separate Telangana demand at the meeting convened by the Centre on January 6.