Police, on Monday, imposed section 144 in Chirala Town in Prakasam district, following the dispute over the installation of a statue of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on government land.
According to sources, police have also arrested 26 supporters of Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday, when they tried to install the statue on a government land in Chirala town.
Chirala police also arrested one Ravi Kumar alias Jinda, a rowdy-sheeter, for attempting suicide over the issue.
The arrests were made as they violated the prohibitory orders in force, police said.
Trouble had started in this town soon after Jagan's supporters put up a platform on the land belonging to the roads and Buildings Department, ahead of the Odarpu Yatra slated to be held in Prakasam district from September 3.
Police have deployed additional forces in the troublesome spot within the limits of the Two Town police station in Chirala town, to prevent untoward incidents.
Meanwhile, Congress worker Devarapalli Ranga, on Monday, has launched an indefinite hunger strike, demanding the installation of YSR's statue on the said land.
Condemning the police action, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party demanded that the government remove all hurdles in the installation of YSR's statues on the said land.
TDP Chirala in-charge J Srinivasa Rao alleged that vested elements have hatched a conspiracy to obstruct the installation of the statues.