Hyderabad: Telugu Desam president N
Chandrababu Naidu and scores of his party workers were taken
into custody as they staged a protest in front of the
Ramgopalpet police station here this afternoon against the
arrest of Gandhian Anna Hazare in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Police prevented the former Chief Minister and his party
men from taking out a rally to the Ambedkar statue on Tank
Bund prompting Chandrababu and others to sit on a dharna in
front of the police station.
They were later taken to nearby Mahankali police station.
Earlier, Chandrababu led his party workers on a dharna
at the Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG Road in Secunderabad
against the arrest of Hazare and his followers.
Terming Hazare`s arrest as undemocratic, the TDP chief
demanded that the Centre immediately permit the former to go
ahead with his planned protest, seeking a stronger Jan Lokpal,
without any restrictions.
Chandrababu reiterated his party`s demand that the Prime
Minister too be brought under the Jan Lokpal`s purview. He
vowed to continue the fight against corruption till a stronger
and effective Jan Lokpal law was put in place. For the second
consecutive day, TDP workers across Andhra Pradesh took to the
streets protesting Hazare`s illegal arrest and promising to
continue their fight against corruption.
"Carry on your fight (against corruption)..we will be
with you," the TDP rank and file promised Hazare and raised
slogans against corruption.