N T Rama Rao’s wife resorts to hunger strike, taken into custody

Hyderabad: Wife of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister late N T Rama Rao was on Sunday taken into police custody after she resorted to relay hunger strike in protest against the Centre's statement on initiating steps for creation of Telangana state.

Laxmi Parvathi along with her supporters began relay hunger strike near the samadhi of NTR near state secretariat.

She held responsible both the ruling Congress and the TDP for the present political crisis in the state, police said.

As she sat on hunger strike raising slogans in support of united Andhra Pradesh, Nampally Police took Parvathi and her supporters into custody and shifted them to Nampally police station, police said.