Hyderabad: Supporters of united Andhra Pradesh on Monday intensified their protests in the Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions against the Congress leadership's reported proposal to bifurcate the state.

The united Andhra protagonists held protests outside the residences or offices of Union Ministers and ruling party MPs including D Purandeswari (Visakhapatnam), KS Rao (Eluru), L Rajagopal (Vijayawada) and others.

The students, employees and others staged a dharna in front of the residence of Union Minister D Purandeswari and MP Sabbam Hari in Visakhapatnam. A large number of students led by their Joint Action Committee (JAC) held a sit-in at the main gate of Andhra University in Visakhapatnam and burnt an effigy of Congress leaders from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.

The united Andhra supporters protested outside the residence of Congress Lok Sabha member L Rajagopal in Vijayawada. In Kurnool, the protagonists of united Andhra Pradesh organized a sit-in near the district collector's office.

Meanwhile, the UPA Coordination Committee will meet on July 31 to finalize its stand on bifurcating the state.

(Agencies)

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