Protestors lock up MRO office

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Vijayawada, July 28 (UNI) Tension prevailed at the Nandigrama Mandal Revenue Office this morning when TDP leaders led by Mr Divineni Umamaheswara Rao, CPI, CPI (M) cadre and about 2,000 farmers locked the office demanding minimum support price (MSP) for subabul crop.

Party sources said leaders sat in front of the office and raised slogans against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who reportedly promised an MSP of Rs 1,600 rpt 1,600 per tonne for the crop.

Police were deployed in huge numbers to thwart any untoward incident.

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