Hyderabad : Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh has been placed under house arrest ahead of the party’s call for a protest march on Wednesday over increasing attacks on their party workers allegedly at the behest of the ruling YSR Congress Party.
Section 144 has been imposed in Narasaopeta, Sattenapalle, Palnadu and Gurajala. With the TDP cadres not being allowed to protest, Naidu has called for a 12 hour hunger strike across the state. Director General of Police Gowtham Sawang had 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.
With the TDP firm on staging the protest ‘Chalo Atmakur’, the police chief said nobody should create any law and order problem. The political parties should cooperate with the police in maintaining peace, he added.
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu had said party would go ahead with the protest to highlight the “excesses” committed on their cadre by the YSRCP leaders. The former chief minister, who was to lead the march, had asked party leaders and workers to stage protests wherever the police stop them.