Telangana shutdown today to protest passage of Polavaram bill
To protest the passage of Polavaram bill in lok sabha The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) and the communist parties have called for Telangana shutdown today to protest passage of Polavaram bill in Lok Sabha for merger of over 200 villages of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh.
The TJAC, which led the movement for separate statehood to Telangana, urged all sections of telangana people to voluntarily take part in the strike to register their protest.
Amid protests by Telangana MPs, the Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2014 or Polavaram Bill to merge 205 villages under seven mandals of Khammam district of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh.
These villages are likely to be submerged by Polavaram project being built across Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh. The central government’s move is to prevent any inter-state dispute.