VIJAYAWADA: Former minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, who stayed at a hotel in Vijayawada, tried to go the former chief minister’s house but police restrained her in the hotel and refused permission to come out.
Heated arguments were recorded between Ms Priya and police, with the young leader accusing the police for forcibly entering her room and searching it, along with another room in which her kind was staying, without permission.
Mr Naidu came out of his house, accompanied by his son, Lokesh, and TD leaders and cadre at 11.15 am.
The police immediately locked the entrance gate with a rope and physically stopped the vehicle of Mr Naidu from leaving the residential premises. TD leaders argued with police for nearly half-an-hour, demanding that Mr Naidu be allowed to go to the protest site, but in vain.
Mr Naidu said, “The YSRC government is violating fundamental rights.”
He admonished the YSRC government and police, saying, “You cannot restrain us by arresting us. I will go to Atmakur, whenever the police will allow.”
The police did not allow YSRC leaders, including MP Lavu Srikrishna Devarayalu, MLAs Md. Mustafa, Kasu Mahesh Reddy, Ambati Rambabu and Vidadala Rajani and other leaders from undertaking a rally to Atmakur by placing them under house-arrest.
The roads to Atmakur from Guntur, Narasaraopeta and other places were filled with police pickets. The police conducted checks to prevent political leaders from going to the village.