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Chandrababu Naidu house arrest updates: Several TDP leaders detained while trying to reach party chief's residence

Chandrababu Naidu house arrest LIVE updates: A day after TDP chief gave the call for ‘Chalo Atmakuru’ rally — apparently to protest against the alleged political killings in the region — YSRCP too decided to hold a similar rally at the same place, with the same clarion call to negate TDP’s ‘false’ narrative.

FP Staff September 11, 2019 16:10:18 IST
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Chandrababu Naidu house arrest updates: Several TDP leaders detained while trying to reach party chief's residence

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11:26 (ist)

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu makes unsuccessful attempt to defy house arrest, police secures gate with ropes, says CNN News18

Former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu tries to defy detention orders and move out of his house reports CNN New18. Police lock the gate with ropes to stop the former chief minister from leaving his residence. 

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Sept 11, 2019 - 15:35 (IST)

TDP MP slams YSRC, says Chandrababu Naidu's fundamental rights being violated

TDP MP Ram Mohan Naidu K lashed out at the YSRC government over Chandrababu Naidu's house arrest. He claimed that "fundamental rights" were being violated of his party president. "Can commoners expect justice?" he asked.

Sept 11, 2019 - 15:18 (IST)

Naidu is a thief and that is why TDP lost in Assembly elections, says YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy V

YSRCP Rajya Sabha member Vijayasai Reddy V blames Chandrababu Naidu for TDP's defeat in Andhra Pradesh Assembly election and calls him 'a thief.'

Sept 11, 2019 - 15:06 (IST)

Kesineni Srinivas, K Ravindra Kumar among TDP leaders detained by Andhra police

TDP MP from Vijayawada, Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) and party's Rajya Sabha member K Ravindra Kumar were among several TDP leaders detained by the police on the Prakasam Barrage as they tried to proceed towards Chandrababu Naidu's house.

Furthermore, K Atchannaidu, who managed to reach Naidu's residence on a two-wheeler, was also stopped just ahead of the entrance of his house and was later taken into custody.  In Vijayawada, police barged into the five-star hotel room, where former minister Bhuma Akhila Priya was staying, and took her into custody. Several other leaders were either placed under house arrest or taken into custody by police.

The exact number of people under police custody, due to the political drama unfolding in state's Palnadu. region, is not known at the time but it is said that some YSRCP leaders have also been apprehended while trying to take out a morcha against the TDP

Sept 11, 2019 - 14:57 (IST)

YSRCP counter's TDP's 'Chalo Atmakur' with own rally of same name

A day after TDP chief gave the call for ‘Chalo Atmakur’ rally — to protest against the alleged political killings in the region — YSRCP, too, decided to hold a similar rally at the same place, with the same clarion call to negate TDP’s ‘false’ narrative.


YSRCP leaders say that since Chandrababu Naidu has 'no real issues’ to raise, he is trying to create the false impression that Palnadu region is steeped in violence.


Alleging that the TDP was only seeking to create a scene using "paid artists," the YSRCP came up with its own version of 'Chalo Atmakuru' rally. However, the police denied permission to both sides and clamped prohibitory orders in the region under Section 144 of CrPC.

Sept 11, 2019 - 14:15 (IST)

What is the significance of Palnadu region in today's TDP-YSRCP showdown?

The Palnadu region includes parts of Guntur and Prakasam districts, like Gurajala and Markapur. Last week, the TDP had set up a ‘rehabilitation shelter’ in Guntur for party sympathisers who were allegedly attacked by members and supporters Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSRCP. Alleging that people have been driven out of their villages by the YSRCP in the past 110 days – since they came to power – TDP President and former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called for a public rally on 11 September, reports The News Minute.

TDP has accused the YSR Congress Party of indulging into political violence after coming to power in May. It has alleged that the cadres of the YSRCP have killed as many as eight of its party workers and have attacked many more. The party had claimed that the violent acts have risen in Palnadu region of the state since the declaration of Andhra Pradesh Assembly election results.

The TDP leaders will visit the rehabilitation centre at the party headquarters in Guntur district to meet the victims who had to flee their villages due to alleged attacks by the political workers.

Sept 11, 2019 - 13:58 (IST)

Govt denying fundamental rights of people, says TDP Parliamentary leader

TDP Parliamentary leader, Jayadev Galla hits out at the state government, by saying that the government is denying the people of Andhra Pradesh their fundamental rights given by the Constitution of India. 

Sept 11, 2019 - 13:54 (IST)

Blocking food for rehab victims a testament to relentlessness of this govt, says Chandrababu Naidu 

TDP chief hit out at ruling YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh on Twitter, saying "Prohibition of food for the victims of rehabilitation is a testament to the relentlessness of the government." He further alleged that blocking the peaceful rally 'Chalo Atmakur', is the pinnacle of the ruling government dictatorship. 

Sept 11, 2019 - 13:29 (IST)

In photos: Police lock main gate of Naidu's home 

The police had locked the main gate of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister's residence with ropes as Naidu was trying to leave for the 'Chalo Atmakur' rally despite being put under preventive custody. 

Sept 11, 2019 - 13:16 (IST)

Naidu never cared for Palnadu region, alleges YSRCP MLA

YSRCP MLA Kasu Mahesh Reddy slammed Chandrababu Naidu alleging that the TDP chief never cared for development of the Palnadu region when he was in power, reports Times of India

"Palnadu was developed only by Kasu Brahmananda Reddy and YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Development picked up pace in the region under YS Jaganmohan Reddy's government," says Reddy.

Sept 11, 2019 - 13:04 (IST)

After TDP, BJP, too, alleges attack on party workers by YSRCP cadre, accuses police of complicity

Accusing the ruling YSR Congress of attacking BJP workers in Palnadu, former TDP spokesperson and BJP leader, Lanka Dinakar on said that the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy must take strict action against his party workers for carrying out such attacks in the region. "Unfortunately, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the ruling government led by Jagan Mohan Reddy is carrying out physical attacks on the political opponents, most particularly in Palnadu region. Such kind of politics should not be allowed. The Chief Minister must take stringent action against his party workers. BJP condemns these attacks," he said while speaking to ANI in Hyderabad.

Chandrababu Naidu house arrest LATEST updates: A day after TDP chief gave the call for ‘Chalo Atmakuru’ rally — apparently to protest against the alleged political killings in the region — YSRCP too decided to hold a similar rally at the same place, with the same clarion call to negate TDP’s ‘false’ narrative.

YSRCP leaders say that since Chandrababu Naidu has 'no real issues’ to raise, he is trying to create the false impression that Palanadu region is steeped in violence

TDP chief hits out at ruling YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh on Twitter, saying "Prohibition of food for the victims of rehabilitation is a testament to the relentlessness of the government." He further alleged that blocking the peaceful rally 'Chalo Atmakur', is the pinnacle of the ruling government dictatorship.

Accusing the ruling YSR Congress of attacking BJP workers in Palnadu, former TDP spokesperson and BJP leader, Lanka Dinakar on said that the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy must take strict action against his party workers for carrying out such attacks in the region. "Unfortunately, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the ruling government led by Jagan Mohan Reddy is carrying out physical attacks on the political opponents, most particularly in Palnadu region. Such kind of politics should not be allowed. The Chief Minister must take stringent action against his party workers. BJP condemns these attacks," he said while speaking to ANI in Hyderabad.

Journalists are being blocked by the police from inquiring about what is happening in Chandrababu Naidu's residence, claims TDP.

Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Damodar Goutam Sawang explains that Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu was taken into preventive custody as 'his actions are increasing tensions and creating disturbance to law and order in the Palnadu region of Guntur district'.

The DGP further clarified, that the police didn’t take him into preventive custody for fighting against policies of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, TDP National General Secretary took to Twitter to slam YSRCP govt, alleges Jaganmohan Reddy deeply insecure about people finding out the truth about the atrocities of his party members.

"This government is violating human rights and fundamental rights. I am warning the government and I am warning police: You cannot play this type of politics. You cannot control us by arresting. Whenever they allow me, I'll continue Chalo Atmakur," asserts TDP chief while addressing the media under house arrest.

Former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu tries to defy detention orders and move out of his house reports CNN New18. Police lock the gate with ropes to stop the former chief minister from leaving his residence.

TDP chief's son, Nara Lokesh attacked the ruling YSR Congress government in Andra Pradesh saying,"This is dictatorship, we are being stopped in an undemocratic way." He alleged TDP leaders and workers were being harassed. "YSRCP MLAs are openly threatening us, saying police is with them." he added.

Former chief minister condemned the arbitrary arrests made by the police, claimed the government was trying to stop the peaceful rally from taking place.

Speaking to the leaders in a teleconference this morning, Naidu said that the government is using force to mute the voices questioning attacks on TDP cadre and stated that the government has obstructed the supply of food to the people in the camp and hence ordered the cadre to take up a 12-hour hunger strike from 8 am to 8 pm along with him on Wednesday, say reports.

 In Guntur district, Section 144 under CrPc has been imposed in Palnadu areas where TDP party workers are to hold 'Chalo Atamkur' rally against the ruling YSR Congress. The ruling party in the state, in retaliation, has also called for a rally in the same area, reports The News Minute

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu was on Wednesday morning put under preventive detention at a time when he along with his party workers were set to take out 'Chalo Atmakur' rally.

The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister following the house arrest sat on a hunger strike to protest against the said move.

Naidu sat on a fast at around 8 am and will continue till 8 pm.

His son was also put under preventive detention at their residence, following an altercation with the police.

Meanwhile, party leaders and workers who were on their way to Naidu's residence were stopped by police and taken into preventive custody. Further, section 144 was imposed in Narasaraopeta, Sattenapalle, Palnadu and Gurajala.

Andhra Pradesh police have put several TDP leaders under house arrest in view of party's call for 'Chalo Atmakur' rally following political violence allegations made by YSRCP. Police said that TDP did not receive any permission to take out 'Chalo Atmakur' rally.

Meanwhile, TDP has accused the YSR Congress Party of indulging into political violence after coming to power in May. It has alleged that the cadres of the YSRCP have killed as many as eight of its party workers and have attacked many more.

With inputs from ANI

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