NEW DELHI: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and several leaders of his Telugu Desam Party (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 protest against alleged violence and intimidation by the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). Mr Naidu’s party alleged eight TDP workers have been killed and several face threats from Mr Reddy’s party that completed 100 days in power last week.
“It’s a dark day for democracy,” said Mr Naidu, who will sit on a fast till 8 pm today. Some of the TDP leaders who are under house arrest are Devineni Avinash, Kesineni Nani and Bhooma Akhilapriya.
In turn, the ruling party has also planned a counter-march today in protest against what it claimed was the violence unleashed by the previous government led by Mr Naidu. The YSRCP alleged its leaders, workers and supporters were driven out of their villages and false cases were filed against them.
Source By NDTV