VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu condemned the house arrests of TD leaders and started a 12 hour fast. He also called TD cadres for the fast. He stated that he would go to Atmakur in the coming days to provide justice to the victims. He objected to the rude behaviour of police in restraining Dalit TD leaders from going to Atmakur and termed September 11 as a “Black Day” for democracy. He alleged that food and water were forcibly stopped to the TD political rehabilitation camp.
Mr Naidu alleged that 125 families were living outside their native villages due to YSR Congress attacks for the past 100 days, hence the TD had called Chalo Atmakur to support the right of life of the victim families.
He affirmed that TD will not flinch from the Chalo Atmakur programme and he will continue the fight to seek justice for the victims belonging to the TD in villages of the Palnadu region. He said that he is the ex-CM of AP State and the YSRC government had insulted him by locking entrance gate of his house.
Mr Naidu affirmed that this type of large scale house arrests of political leaders was registered for the first time in history. He alleged that the YSRC was trying to suppress the TD and asked people’s organisations and intellectuals to condemn the house arrests. He objected to the forcible shifting of victims from the TD rehabilitation camp at Guntur by police and arrests of TD leaders in the camp. He ridiculed the statement of AP DGP Gautam Sawang that there would be tension with his visit to Atmakur. He demanded an increase in CCTV camera surveillance and patrolling in the villages of the Palnadu region for the safety and protection of victims.