BJP, BJYM activists held ahead of Chalo Hydyderabad protest

BJP, BJYM activists held ahead of Chalo Hydyderabad protest
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Large number of activists and workers of BJP and its youth wing, BJYM were arrested by police across the erstwhile Warangal district in the wake of ‘Chalo Hyderabad’ protest called on Tuesday. More than 300 workers and leaders were taken into preventive custody by police. The arrests, which started during late evening hours of Monday, continued till early hours of Tuesday. The arrests took place a

Warangal: Large number of activists and workers of BJP and its youth wing, BJYM were arrested by police across the erstwhile Warangal district in the wake of ‘Chalo Hyderabad’ protest called on Tuesday. More than 300 workers and leaders were taken into preventive custody by police. The arrests, which started during late evening hours of Monday, continued till early hours of Tuesday. The arrests took place at Wardhannapet, Lingala Ghanpur, Bachhannapet, Station Ghanpur, Bhupalpally, Parkal and Warangal.

At Mahabubabad, the police guarded the venue where the party district executive meeting was held on the day so as to prevent the party leaders and workers from going out. The BJP leaders expressed serious anger at the arrests by police. In Warangal, the police camped at the BJP urban district headquarters since 11 pm on Monday and at 4 am arrested the party district president Rao Padma, general secretary K Santhosh Reddy, BJYM district president G Srinivas, leaders, Vamshichand Reddy, B Harish and several others.

They were taken to Subedari police station and released at around 12.30 pm on Tuesday. Similarly, several other arrested workers of the party were taken to police stations at Mills Colony, Intezargunj, Hanamkonda, Hasanparthy and other places. Speaking to presspersons at Subedari police station, the urban district president Rao Padma strongly condemned the arrests. She accused the TRS government of suppressing the voice of people and opposition parties by adopting Nizam’s Razakars style of administration.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who made untold number of promises to the public to come into power, has simply forgotten to deliver them. His promise of providing jobs to one lakh unemployed youth in the State was yet to be delivered.

When the BJP and BJYM workers wants to remind the CM of his promise and intended to stage a peaceful agitation, they were being arrested illegally. The CM was acting like Seemandhra rulers, who used to enforce police power on those who fought for statehood cause, she lamented. The party official spokesperson A Rakesh Reddy stated that the arrests prove how insecure the State government was feeling and its undemocratic attitude towards people’s rights. Staging protests on public issues was the legitimate right of opposition parties. The government was violating such rights. By resorting to illegal arrests, the government could not stop the party from fighting for the public cause, he cautioned.

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