Thousands of employees belonging to power, transport sector, and working as teachers from 13 districts of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, had called the strike since Aug 12, after the ruling Congress party approved a decision to carve a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday accused N Kiran Kumar Reddy of "diluting the agitation" even as he is scheduled to hold a mega rally in Hyderabad to reiterate his demand on "United Andhra".
He has written to the Governor with a demand that a special session of the state Assembly be called to discuss the Telangana issue.
The YSR Congress chief on Thursday accused both Chief Minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu of betraying the people of Seemandhra - the regions of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.
"Why are you diluting the agitation to keep the state united," Jagan asked Kiran Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu at a press conference here.
Jagan will hold a large rally in Hyderabad on Saturday after the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday ruled in Reddy's favour.
The Hyderabad police had earlier refused permission for the rally, stating that it could cause unrest in the state.
Jagan had earlier said Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi led to this crisis in Andhra Pradesh as she wanted to exploit the sentiments of the people to pave the way in for her son Rahul Gandhi.
"Someone wanted their son to become PM and divided the state," Reddy had said referring to Sonia Gandhi, and her son Rahul, who is the vice president of the party.
The south Indian state is already witnessing massive protests against the Centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and carve out a separate Telangana state.
In fact on Saturday's rally, Jagan is expected to reiterate the demand for "United Andhra" and repeat his objections to the bifurcation of his home state.
The state high court has allowed his rally to be staged from 2 to 5 pm on the condition that he will not deliver a provocative speech.
This will be the first public meeting by any political party in Hyderabad to oppose the central government's decision to create India's 29th state.
The Telangana issue has divided political leaders from the state as the Congress itself faced a rebellion with several lawmakers and legislators from the state tendering their resignations.
Officially urging the government to take constitutional steps that will see the state's formation, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) last month passed a resolution of declaring Telangana as a state following a meeting of the constituents of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
The state, which could is likely to take six months to be formed, is expected to have 10 districts, a population of 35.38 million and an area of 1.14 lakh square km and including Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad, which will serve as a common capital for 10 years.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh supported the formation of the state, saying that it was very much required "for the development of the entire Andhra region".
--IBNS (Posted on 17-10-2013)