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Police foil Gattuppal campaigners’ fast

Police foil Gattuppal campaigners’ fast
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The police late in the night on Saturday foiled the indefinite fast undertaken by the Gattuppal Sadhana Samithi convener Edem Kailasam, Rapolu...

Gattuppal (Nalgonda): The police late in the night on Saturday foiled the indefinite fast undertaken by the Gattuppal Sadhana Samithi convener Edem Kailasam, Rapolu Sathaiah, Student JAC leader Khanmmam Rajashekar and Lode Sathaiah.

The police raided the hunger strike camp and pulled down he tent, besides tearing up the banners. Those, who were on indefinite fast, were taken into custody and they were shifted to the district government hospital in Nalgonda.

The Gattuppal Sadhana Samithi activists began fast-unto-death a few days ago in support of their demand for creationg of Gattuppal mandal. Villagers condemned the arrest thier leaders and expressed outrage at the government for not accepting their demand.

The villagers took out a protest rally against arrest of Sadhana Samithi leaders and burnt effigy of local MLA Kusukuntla Pabhakar Reddy. They alleged that group politics among MP Bhoora Narsaiah Goud, MLC Karne Prabhakar and MLA K Prabhakar Reddy was the main reason behind the delay in formation of Gattuppal mandal.

Gattuppal Sadhana Samithi was formed after the government withdrew the proposal to create Gattuppal mandal at the last miniute two years. Since then, the villagers have been organising agitation. Though Ministers G Jagadish Reddy and K T Rama Rao assured the villagers that Gattuppal mandal would carved out during their visit to Munugodu constituency four months ago, no action was taken so far to fulfil the promise.

Leaders of BJP, TDP and Backward Classes Sankshema Sangam expressed their solidarity with the protestors. Speaking to The Hans India Gattuppal Sadhana Samithi convener Edem Kailasam condemned the police action.

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