Rajahmundry: Tension prevailed in
Vemagiri village in East Godadavi today and Section 145 of
Criminal Procedure Code promulgated when two groups of
Congress supporters and general public got into a dispute over
installation of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s
statue in the middle of the National Highway.
While Congress supporters advocated strongly in favour
of the statue installation, National Highway authorities,
Vemagiri panchayat officials and general public alleged that
the statue installed in the middle of the road disrupts the
traffic on the Kolkata-Chennai national Highway.
The national Highway authorities lodged a complaint in
the Kadim Police station against the installation of the
statue in the middle of the highway. It will lead to accidents
and several problems to the vehicular movement on the road,
they complained in the complaint.
They also alleged that it was against the rules to
install the statue in the middle of the road. While Congress
supporters said it was totally `false` and there was no
disruption of traffic or any problem due to installation of
The statue would be unveiled by Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan
Reddy tomorrow, when he would be visiting Vemagiri mandal.
Kadiaam Revenue Divional officer Ravi Babu and Rajahmundry DSP
Prabahkar Rao visited the district and took all preventive
measures in view of the unveiling of the statue.