The robust volunteer system in Andhra stood as an example by many states for the root level reach of welfare schemes. However, in a shock to the Jagan-led state government, the volunteers in Chittoor district resorted to mass resignation on Friday.
Citing the harassment from the EO and YSRCP leaders, 74 volunteers who submitted their resignations held a protest at Pakala MPDO office. The protestors also demanded that EO Kusumakumari should be suspended from her post and strict action against the YSRCP leaders harassing them.
It can be noted that 32 volunteers in the Visakhapatnam tribal area have resigned from their jobs alleging harassment from local police. They even complained that the police are turning a blind eye towards their concerns over a few officials having links with Maoists.