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AP BJP activists detained over protests on hike in bus fares

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 18:05

Hyderabad: Several BJP activists, including state unit president G Kishan Reddy and former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, were taken into custody when they tried to lay siege to the Bus Bhavan here protesting hike in APSRTC passenger fares.

Over 200 BJP workers led by Reddy took out a rally from RTC cross road to the Bus Bhavan (APSRTC administrative building) protesting increase in bus fares by the state government following which about 60 of them were taken into preventive custody, Chikkadapally police said.

However, party sources claimed about 150 workers including its leaders were picked up when they were peacefully protesting against the state government`s decision.

Addressing the gathering, state BJP chief said the party would organise more protests across the state against the decision which would put additional burden on the common man.

First Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 18:00
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