Congress MLA Toorpu Jagga Reddy was arrested by the police today while going to the Osmania University campus to express his solidarity with the arrested NSUI State president Balmuri Venkat Rao.
He was taken to the Banjara Hills police station.
Speaking to media persons at the police station, Reddy said that the party was still trying to hold a meeting of its leader Rahul Gandhi on the OU campus through legal means, and that the OU JAC leaders led by Manavata Rai were making efforts to get permission for the meeting.
He said that the party would announce its action plan after consulting with AICC State incharge Manickam Tagore if it did not get permission legally.
Reddy also asserted that the party leaders would take Gandhi to OU even if the police stopped them.
He however said that he would try to meet the OU Vice Chancellor first and urge him to grant permission.
He said that the Congress' objective was to find out the problems being faced by the students by holding Gandhi's meeting on the campus, and alleged that the university authorities had declined permission for the meeting as they were scared that the problems of the university would come to the fore.