TDP chief and former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu condemned the arrests of Amaravati farmers who have been protesting against the state government over the capital shift. Taking to the teleconference with party leaders on Monday, the senior leader lashed out on the Jagan-led government and the police department for their adamant behaviour on the farmers. He then questioned the police officials who arrested the farmers in the wee hours.
“We condemn the attempted murder charges filed against six farmers. This is undemocratic. Rather treating the protesting farmers with empathy, both the police and government are rude towards them. We demand to release the farmers,” said Chandrababu. He then breathed fire on a few leaders who alleged the farmers to be paid artists. The six farmers were arrested in the early hours for allegedly attacking the media at the sit-in protest held near Uddandarayanipalem.