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Congress workers arrested ahead of Chalo Assembly

Congress workers arrested ahead of Chalo Assembly
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The police of the three districts - Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri - have made preventive arrests of Congress leaders and workers on Thursday ahead of...

Nalgonda: The police of the three districts - Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri - have made preventive arrests of Congress leaders and workers on Thursday ahead of party’s Chalo Assembly programme slated on Friday.

According to sources, in Nalgonda, nearly 500 Congress leaders and workers were arrested by the police. The police also established checkposts along the National Highway H-65 to restrict the movements of Congress workers.

Similarly, additional police force was deployed at Korlapahad toll plaza and border points of the district to make the arrest of workers leaving from Suryapet and Khammam districts.

Meanwhile, Nakrekal CI Subbirami Reddy along with other police personnel house arrested Nakrekal Former MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah at his residence.

In Suryapet, 520 Congress men including party district, mandal and town bodies office bearers and local body representatives were arrested. Police imposed restrictions till November 30 and established the checkposts at important thoroughfares.

In Yadadri, Rachakonda police arrested nearly 300 Congress leaders, local body representatives and supports of Komatireddy bothers.

Police teams were deployed near the Panthagil toll plaza of Hyderabad- Vijaywada Highway and Gudur toll Plaza of Hyderabad- Warangal Highway to restrict the movement of Congress workers.

Speaking to The Hans India, CLP deputy leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who is spearheading the Chalo Assembly programme, slammed the government for preventive arrests.

He described the government's restriction on Chalo Assembly programme as a move to suppress the voices of people, particularly the farmers.

He urged the Congress leaders and cadre do not get disappointed with the restrictions and called upon them to conduct protest demonstrations where ever possible.

Meanwhile, DCC president Budida Bixamaiah Goud informed that TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Jana Reddy, Kodad MLA Uttam Padmavathi, Former Minister Ram Reddy Damodar Reddy were already in Hyderabad and monitoring the arrangements and preparing route map to make the protest programme a grand success.

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