TIRUPATI: While the YSR Congress workers are going all out to make Chief Minister Jagan Reddy's Kuppam tour a big success, Telugu Desam leaders have reportedly gone into hiding mode as the police are planning to detain or house-arrest “trouble mongers” to ensure the CM’s one-day tour passes off smoothly.
Jagan is scheduled to launch the third phase of the YSR Cheyutha scheme and lay stones for a pack of development works at an estimated cost of `66 crore in Kuppam assembly constituency on September 23.
As this is the maiden visit of Jagan to the home turf of TD national president Chandrababu Naidu after he took charge as CM in 2019, the YSRC cadre are decking up the tri-state junction town with his portraits, cut-outs and banners hailing him for the priority he is giving to the welfare of the people.
The TD cadre is said to be planning to cause hurdles to the CM along the way. The police are learnt to be planning detention of some Opposition leaders as a precautionary measure.
“In view of the clashes in the town between the YSRC and the TD cadres during the three-day visit of former chief minister Naidu last month, all trouble mongers in the town will be detained ahead of the CM’s visit,” a police officer said.
Meanwhile, the TD chief is going to skip the CM’s one-day visit to Kuppam. As per protocol, local MLA should be present when the CM visits the constituency. However, Naidu is “busy” with programmes in neighbouring Anantapur....