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Rooster fights draw huge crowds in coastal Andhra


Thousands of people enjoyed rooster fights during the three-day Sankranti festivities in Coastal districts, particularly in Krishna, West and East Godavari, and crores of rupees changed hands.

Organisers arranged arenas by pitching huge tents, floodlights, fast food centres, hotels, cool drink and pan shops, biryani points and liquor outlets.

TDP and YSRCP leaders arranged fights separately in their respective strongholds.

“Rooster fights are part of the harvest festival. We see the game as a tradition and no one can stop them. This year, we enjoyed rooster fights like before,” said M. Bujji Babu of Sakinetipalli, at a cockfight arena.

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