Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, his son and former IT minister, N Lokesh, Vijayawada member of Parliament, Kesineni Nani, and a number of other different Telugu Desam leaders had been saved below home arrest as a safety measure on Wednesday morning.
The arrests had been made to stop them from going to Atmakuru within the Palanadu area of Guntur district, in response to their “Chalo Atmakuru” name, to take TDP staff again to their villages within the area. They had been allegedly pressured to flee their villages by YSR Congress Social gathering leaders and cadres up to now few months, after the Social gathering got here to energy with a landslide victory earlier this 12 months.
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The TDP alleged that “the victims are afraid of going back to the villages and they are being terrorised by the ruling YSR Congress leaders and cadres.”
The TDP arrange a rehabilitation camp at Guntur for its sufferer staff and sympathisers ten days in the past and has been requesting the Authorities to create circumstances in Palanadu villages for his or her protected return. Alleging inaction by the Authorities, the occasion gave the decision for “Chalo Atmakuru” on Wednesday morning.
There was heavy police deployment on the former Chief Minister’s home at Undavalli in Guntur district as he was scheduled to depart his home round 11 am for Atmakuru. The police prevented him from shifting out of his home and in protest he stated he’ll sit on a starvation strike from eight am to eight pm.
The previous CM stated that “it was a dark day for democracy in the State” and he, or his occasion, wouldn’t be cowed down by such repressive techniques of the Authorities. “The fight for justice would continue in spite of all the hurdles and obstacles. I have never in four decades of my political career witnessed such repressive measures being taken, without any provocation, by any Government in the State and it reflects the character of the man at the helm of affairs and his state of mind right now,” he commented.
A number of TDP leaders had been additionally taken into preventive detention in Guntur and different districts as effectively.
Within the afternoon, the alleged victims had been taken to their villages in Palanadu area by the police in 5 buses from the rehabilitation camp organised by the TDP in Guntur. The TDP leaders on the camp had been additionally taken into custody.
Condemning the arrest of the TDP staff and “the raid on rehabilitation camp” at Guntur, the previous CM stated late within the afternoon that “if anything happens to the victims now in the villages, I hold the police and the State Government responsible. As soon as the police permit me, I shall go to the village, Atmakuru, in the region to reassure the victims, especially the 125 SC families.”
State Dwelling Minister Sucharita stated the previous CM and the TDP leaders had been intentionally making a regulation and order scenario in Palanadu, and so they needed to be saved below home arrest to stop issues and facilitate the shifting of the alleged victims to Palanadu. “The State Government will give full protection to them, if they are really under threat from any quarter. However, it is a false allegation by the TDP that the ruling party is terrorising them. It is not correct to give a political colour to clashes at village level,” she stated.