Vijayawada: The Kanchikacharla police arrested Telugu Desam activist Yalamanchili Padmaja for her allegedly derogatory remarks against AP civil supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Nani.
She made the allegations during a protest meeting of farmers who were seeking clarification on the status of Amaravati as the capital city on November 26.
TD secretary N. Lokesh condemned the arrest and wondered if “only YSRC enjoyed freedom of speech”. Mr Lokesh posted on Twitter, “We stand with Padmaja”.
AP TD president K. Kala Venkata Rao objected to her arrest and alleged that YSRC was harassing TD activists by registering false cases.
Ms Padmaja had warned Mr Nani that they would “send back his dead body if he comes before the public.” Using allegedly abusive language, she said TD women would not sit quietly if the ministers and ruling party leaders keep criticising TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu.
The three-minute video of Padmaja went viral on social media platforms and YSRC leaders and activists severely protested the abusive language and comments.
A resident of Gottemukkala of Kanchikacharla mandal, Mr Mangalampudi Muktes-wara Rao lodged a complaint with the Kanchikacharla police who arrested Ms Padmaja....