Tensions are high in Kottagudem district. Concerns have been raised that the accused in Ramakrishna’s family of Palwancha should get a severe punishment. Opposition parties, the Left, and the masses continue to protest. The towns of Kottagudem and Palvancha are protesting on a high note. Leaders of various parties are demanding the arrest of Vanama Raghavan and the opening of a criminal charge sheet against him. People chant slogans saying that Vanama Venkateswara Rao should take moral responsibility for the incident and submit his resignation as an MLA as soon as possible.
Leaders of the Congress and the Left staged a dharna at the Kottagudem Bus Stand Center. Blocking the buses .. chanted slogans against the government. The slogan is to banish Keechaka Raghavan from the city. The court was asked to register the PD Act. Everyone who saw the selfie video made by the victim was moved to tears. The video reached the CM.
Former MLA Kunanneni Sambashivarao said that Raghava had committed similar incidents in the past with the political backing of his father. They demanded an inquiry into the case as well as other incidents. However, he questioned why no action was taken. Irrespective of Raghava’s father being in any party, whatever happened is a shame to the TRS government. He said that many such incidents had taken place in the past and demanded a special inquiry into the case.
Meanwhile, police are making pre-arrests in view of the Kottagudem constituency bandh. Leaders of opposition parties are being detained. CPI leader Srinivas Reddy has been arrested by the police. On this occasion, he said, “Vanama Raghava has not been a hindrance to the players who have been based in Kottagudem for almost three decades?”. Looking at his activities, he says that Raghava reminds him of typical villains shown in the movies.
His father, Vanama Venkateswara Rao, was a legislator and had also served as a minister for some time. Officially, only six cases were registered against Raghava. But was incensed that unregistered atrocities were not counted. He said there was a big debate on anarchy not only in Kottagudem constituency but in the entire joint Khammam district. Srinivas Reddy said there were allegations that he was involved in transfers of officials, land disputes, property matters as well as personal matters, and even family disputes.