On the 71st day of the ongoing agitation opposing bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, agitators stopped the ongoing construction work of the Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project (RTTP) on Wednesday in Kadapa district.
Five RTTP units generating 1050 MW continued to be closed for the fifth successive day, even as rallies and relay hunger strikes continued. A power cut was imposed by the Power Employees' JAC for 12 hours from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Meanwhile, agitators for a 'united' Andhra Pradesh monitored discussions of APNGOs with the AP chief minister. In a related development, Jammulamadugu Congress MLA C Adinarayana Reddy and his followers in about three hundred vehicles went to Hyderabad to greet YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and join the YSR Congress party.