Police told to stop cockfights in Andhra Pradesh

Game is turning into gambling and so action will be taken: HM.

Guntur: Home minister N. China Rajappa on Tuesday strictly told the police department to follow the court orders on cockfights.

Meanwhile, the Guntur Telugu Desam district coordination committee sought the state government to establish a corporation for weavers. The meeting was held here this morning. The leaders further sought sanction of loans to beneficiaries directly from the government without the linking of banks through BC, Kapu, SC, ST and Minority Corporations.

Mr. Rajappa, addressing mediapersons at NTR Bhavan, said organising cockfights during Sankranti has been the culture of AP since long, but as it is turning into gambling, the police department will not allow cockfights, as per the court order. Responding to the allegations against two SPs about their involvement in the exchange of demonetised currency notes, he said that an inquiry is under progress against them.

He said the TD coordination meeting congratulated and thanked Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Union minister Sujana Chowdary and TD MPs for granting '1,981 crore for the multi-purpose Polavaram project.

TD Guntur district president and Vinukonda MLA G.V. Anjaneyulu said the meeting passed a resolution asking the government to construct 1,250 houses, under the NTR Housing Scheme in Guntur city with immediate effect and to release pending bills for toilets.

MLAs K. Sridhar and T. Sravan Kumar, Guntur ZP chairperson S.K. Johny Moon, former ministers J.R. Pushparaj and D. Manikyavaraprasada Rao and other leaders participated in the coordination meeting.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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