- Chandrababu Naidu is not allowed to meet the media, he said – this black day of democracy
- Chandrababu accused Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's party of killing TDP workers and political violence
Sep 11, 2019, 10:25 AM IST
Hyderabad. Several Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders, including former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh, were placed under house arrest on Wednesday morning. The two leaders along with their supporters were sitting on hunger strike at 8 am at their residence in protest against the government. The police administration imposed Section 144 in sensitive areas including Atmakur.
Naidu was not allowed to meet the media. He said that this is the dark day of democracy. Apart from Chandrababu, the administration has also detained many of his supporters. At the same time, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy accused Chandrababu and his supporters of spreading violence. He said that this decision was taken keeping in mind the security system.
Chandrababu appealed for one-day hunger strike
Chandrababu protested, accusing Jagan Reddy of committing political violence. He appealed to his supporters to sit on hunger strike in their respective areas from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday. Also, the TDP had also given the slogan 'Chalo Atmakur'. Chandrababu has also accused Jagan's party of killing TDP supporters.
TDP accused of killing eight activists
The TDP said that its cadres are receiving threats. The party claimed that eight activists had been killed in the last three months. Most of them were from Atmakur and Palnadu region of Guntur district. In protest, Chandrababu appealed to TDP supporters to rally from Guntur to Atmakur village in Palnadu on Wednesday. Narandesh, an intern at Undavalli, said, "It is our constitutional right to protest. Administration or government cannot stop us. "