AMARAVATI: A bandh called by Amaravati Parirakshana Joint Action Committee (JAC) in the capital region in protest against the police action on people protesting against trifurcation of the state capital has affected normal life.
All the shops remained closed and vehicles kept off the road in the 29 villages of the core capital area. The villagers stopped selling drinking water and food items to the police as part of the protest, said a report in Hans India.
Tension prevailed in Dondapadu village in Tulluru mandal when some unknown persons set on fire and damaged the late chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s statue opposing setting up of three capitals in the state. Based on the information, the police rushed to spot and inquired about the incident.
Police forces have been deployed in huge numbers in all capital villages in view of the tense situation. The Assembly had on Monday night passed the bill paving the way for the formation three capitals for the state.
Cops detained the farmers those who tried to hit the roads in protest at many places across the capital region. More than 5000 personnel were deployed in the capital region for bandobust duties. Cops also imposed traffic restrictions and allowed only employees with valid identity cards towards assembly and secretariat. Prakasam barrage was closed for general public.
In Vijayawada, former minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and 12 others were arrested and booked them for indulging in acts of violence causing breach of public tranquillity and peace. They were produced before chief metropolitan magistrate court which granted them bail on the condition of furnishing two bonds of Rs 10000 each, said a Times of India report.
Seventeen MLAs of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from the assembly t for disrupting chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's address. The House witnessed bedlam as the TDP legislators stormed the Speaker's podium and raised slogans demanding that their leader N Chandrababu Naidu be allowed to continue with his address. They also raised 'Jai Amaravati' slogan during the address of the leader of the House.
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