A group of Lambadi Hakkula Samithi activists today laid siege to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's camp office, the Pragathi Bhavan, at Begumpet.
The ST youths tried to protest at the gates of the camp office in an attempt to get some of their demands accepted by the state government.
During the demonstration, they demanded that the government implement 12% reservations for the ST community and conduct an all-party meeting to address their issues. They also asked it to develop all the lambada thandas in the state into recognised village panchayats.
The youths shouted slogans against the government and CM KCR, insisting that the TRS regime give ST households in Telangana financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each claiming that the government had promised it would do so some time back.
However, the protestors' plans to assert their demands were soon foiled by the police who took them into custody and shifted them to a police station nearby.
This is the second demonstration to be held at the Pragathi Bhavan in the span of just four days. On July 15, the Telangana committee of the Bajrang Dal had held a 'chalo Pragathi Bhavan' protest program
, demanding that the KCR government strictly implement anti-cow slaughter laws in the state.
State convener of the Bajrang Dal Subash Chander and leaders Sivaram and Kumara Swami had helmed the demonstration. They had raised slogans against the government. The activists of the VHP also took part in the program.