Hitting back the Chief Minister’s proposal of three capitals and the recent the report submitted by GNR committee, the farmers who have been on indefinite strike from the past two days intensified their protests on Saturday. Farmers from across the capital region whose land were pooled by the then government have come onto the main centres blocking the traffic to register their protests. The farmers placed blocks and benches on the roads and went for the sit-in protests. While the shops and establishments remained closed from Thursday, a few main villages like Velagapudi, Mandadam, Thullur and Krishnayapalem registered relay hunger strikes. As the government announced that it would take an ultimate decision over the capital in the coming cabinet meeting on Dec 27th, the farmers demanded the Chief Minister to take back his statements made in state assembly.