Chandrababu Naidu, son Nara Lokesh put under house arrest ahead of TDP rally against YSR Congress
Hyderabad | Jagran News Desk: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and several others leaders of TDP have been put under house arrest to prevent them from participating in a massive protest against the government run by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The TDP had planned a rally to protest increasing attacks on its workers by the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). The state government had also planned a counter rally.
Section 144 has been imposed in Narasaraopeta, Sattenapalle, Palnadu and Gurajala. With the TDP cadre not being allowed to protest, Naidu has called for a 12-hour hunger strike across the state.
With the TDP firm on staging the protest 'Chalo Atmakur', Director General of Police Gowtham Sawang said on Tuesday that no meeting, rally, procession or protest could be staged in the region as Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code and Section 30 of the Police Act were in force.
Naidu had yesterday said they would go ahead with the protest to highlight the excesses committed on their cadre by the YSRCP leaders. The former chief minister, who will be leading the march, has asked party leaders and workers to stage protests wherever the police stop them.
The TDP alleged eight party workers had been killed, most of them in the Palnadu region, in the attacks by the YSRCP leaders. Over 500 TDP activists and sympathisers had been attacked since the announcement of election results in May, it added. Naidu will be meeting the victims violence at a camp in Guntur, set up by the TDP.
To counter the TDP's 'Chalo Atmakur' march, the YSRCP has decided to stage its own protest with victims of the attacks by TDP leaders.
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