Amaravati: With the farmers from 29 villages in the capital region Amaravati calling for protests and hunger strikes, tensions raise high in Velagapudi and Vijayawada. In the line of the protests, the state government has deployed necessary police forces to avoid onward incidents. Followed by Chief Minister Jagan’s statement in state Assembly regarding decentralising governance with three capital’s, the farmers from Amaravati lashed out on the government calling out for protests from Wednesday. The leaders of main opposition TDP joined the protests of the farmers in both Amaravati and Vijayawada.
Former minister Deveneni Uma who held sit-in protest with farmers over the AP capital change was arrested by police in Vijayawada. He was later shifted to Bhavanipuram police station amidst the protests by farmers who tried to barge into the police station. Farmers started chanting slogans against Jagan-led government as the police tried to disperse them. Traffic was seen stalled at the main centres by the farmers and protestors which led to a clash between police and the farmers. On this note, the government has imposed Section 144 in the villages in around the capital region.