Amaravati, the region which has been the dream child of the previous government is now under the iron fist of the state government and Guntur police. With the cabinet meeting and Assembly sessions on the same day, the government has deployed special police forces in and around the capital region from the wee hours of Monday itself. Sources revealed that about eight thousand police personnel were allotted to avoid any sorts of untoward incidents in the villages like Velgapudi, Mandadam and Undavalli where the farmers intensified their protests from the past 2 days. Besides Section 144 which has been in effect from the past 1 month, the government also imposed Police Act-30 which further tightened the security.
However, the protestor chose to snub the security line reaching to the Assembly premises which resulted in high tensions in Mandadam. With the ‘Chalo Assembly’ call made by TDP President Chandrababu, capital farmers including women reached to Assembly on a large scale. Thousands of farmers and women who tried to barge into the premises were taken into the custody. High tensions prevailed as the police resorted to lathi-charge on the farmers.
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Is to the known knowledge that police have issued notices to many of the opposition leaders to take back any sorts of plans to raise agitations against the government. On this note, it was reported that the police had taken almost 245 of the opposition, JAC and farmer welfare organisations’ leaders into house arrest to bring situations under control. Reports from the Guntur police revealed that as many as 4,681 people were destined so far. News has it that the government is taking measures to deploy more number of police personnel amidst the statements made by former CM and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu that they would intensify their protests in Coastal and Rayalaseema regions also.