Pro-Telangana activists attack CPM MLA`s vehicle

Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 19:26

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in Nalgonda
town of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, as policemen resorted to cane
charging, to quell a group of pro-Telangana activists who
pelted stones on the vehicle of CPI(M) MLA J Ranga Reddy who
escaped unhurt.

The pro-Telangana activists, among scores of students
attacked Ranga Reddy`s car, demanding that he resign in
support of separate Telangana state, police said. The CPI(M)
is opposed to the division of Andhra Pradesh.

The slogan shouting protesters pelted stones on the
Miryalaguda MLA`s car, in which he was travelling, damaging
its window panes. Police had to resort to lathi-charge to
disperse the protesters, a senior police official said
over phone.

The MLA was safely moved away from the place and he did
not receive any injuries, the police official said, adding
one of the protesters sustained injuries during the
lathi-charge.

Six pro-Telangana protesters were also taken into
preventive custody and the situation is normal, the police
official added.

Meanwhile, ABVP activists held a protest in Mahabubnagar
town demanding resignation of Makthal MLA K Dayakar Reddy
demanding that he quit as MLA for the cause of Telangana.

The protesters held a protest in front of a guest house
where the TDP MLA was staying, a police official said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 19:26

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