Police make preventive arrests of TDP leaders
Ambedkar's birth anniversary celebrated in police station Tirupati: Tirupati Urban police officials here on Sunday made preventive arrests of...
Ambedkar's birth anniversary celebrated in police station Tirupati: Tirupati Urban police officials here on Sunday made preventive arrests of senior TDP leaders Dr N Siva Prasad (Chittoor MP) and Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu (Nagari legislator) and few other local leaders and kept them in Tirupati Traffic Police station. The police suspected that these leaders were planning to obstruct Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy's programme at Karvetinagaram in Chittoor district. In fact, Chittoor MP was to take part in the CM's 'Indiramma Kalalu' programme but he was prevented from doing so. As he was kept in the police station, he had celebrated the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar by paying floral tributes right in the police station itself by keeping his portrait in a chair. Later, speaking to media, Dr Siva Prasad lamented that he was prevented from celebrating Dr Ambedkar's birth anniversary and also from participating in a programme related to SC/ST sub-plan though he was elected from reserved parliamentary constituency. "This single incident revealed the real face of the State government and its commitment in implementing SC/ST sub plan scheme. There is no justice in inviting me for this prestigious programme and how can anyone believe the sincerity of the government," he asked.TDP leader Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu alleged that without any act of provocation on his side, the police arrested him and his colleagues and kept them in the police station. The preventive arrest of opposition leaders by the State police was similar to the dark days of Indira Gandhi's emergency period, he recalled. "People of our nation taught her a good lesson by defeating her after the emergency and the same scene will repeat in next general elections," he added. Condemning the arrests of TD leaders, party local cadres burnt the effigy of Chief Minister and raised slogans against Kiran Kumar Reddy opposite the police station. Police remained mere spectators to the burning of effigy and later, Inspector of Police Sainath's efforts to put out the fire of the burning effigy went in vain.