TDP Leaders Held For Protest Against Reservations
The TDP leaders, suspended from the Telangana Assembly, started protesting against the Muslim reservations bill sitting outside, and were promptly arrested.
Hyderabad | 16th April 2017
The police today arrested TDP floor leader in the Telangana Assembly A Revanth Reddy, and other leaders S Venkata Veeraiah and Ravula Chandrashekar Reddy, near the Assembly.
They were shifted to the Ramgopalpet police station.
The TRS government had convened a special Assembly session to pass the bill providing enhanced reservations for Muslims and STs. TDP members Revanth Reddy and Venkata Veeraiah, who were suspended during the earlier session, were not allowed to enter the House today, either. They were told that the suspension would continue.
This led the leaders to then stage a protest in front of the Gandhi statue in the Assembly premises, raising slogans against the reservation bill, criticizing the government and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. They were then arrested and shifted to the police station.
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