India, Jan. 14 -- Sankranti, the biggest festival for the people of Andhra Pradesh, brought no cheers for the farmers of Amaravati, the state capital region, who have been fighting against the decision of the YSR Congress party government to shift the administrative capital to Visakhapatnam.

On Tuesday, when the people of other parts of the state were celebrating Bhogi, the first day of Sankranti festival, by arranging bonfires in the villages, the people of Amaravati registered their protest by throwing the copies of expert committee reports on capital shift into the fire and raising "Save Amaravati" slogans.

At a bonfire held at Benz Circle in Vijayawada, leaders of Joint Action Committee of Amaravati farmers threw the copies of the r...