Tensions ran high at the residences of Telangana Congress leaders from the wee hours of Tuesday, Telangana Formation day. TPCC President and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy, TPCC Working President and Malkajgiri MP A Revanth Reddy, Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and former minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah were among the leaders who were put on house arrest.
In the wake of the state observing the sixth state formation day, Telangana Congress called to stage Jala Diksha against the government’s inefficiency in completing the pending projects on river Krishna. Hours after the announcement was made, Telangana police personnel descended at the houses of senior Congress leaders restraining the leaders to move out of their respective houses.
However, Uttam Kumar Reddy reached to Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally and hoisted flag after hours of an argument with the police. The leader later left to Srisailam Left Bank Canal (SLBC) project after which Bhongir MP Komatireddyreddy Venkat Reddy was also allowed to move to SLBC. However, the leaders were later taken into custody at Mall, Rangareddy district on their way to protests venue.
CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, Mulugu MLA Seethakka and Bhadrachalam MLA Podem Veeraiah were few other Congress leaders who were put under house arrest. All the protests were proposed by the TPCC to be staged on Tuesday from 10 am to 5 pm to hit back the Telangana government’s discrimination towards south Telangana districts.