N. Chandrababu Naidu, the President of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) launched a campaign to protect the TDP leaders, activists and workers from the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP.)
Naidu alleged YSRCP of misusing its power in the State and attacking the cadres of the TDP and forcing them to leave Andhra Pradesh.
Chandrababu Naidu, for the TDP cadres, established a ‘rehabilitation centre’ at the Party headquarters in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP decided to establish the centre after a recent attack on the TDP leaders in the Palnadu region. The TDP gave shelter to the workers who had to leave their villages due to the terror of the YSRCP.
Mr. Naidu also launched a ‘Chalo Palnadu’ campaign to fight against the YSRCP Government. On the 11th of September, Naidu and TDP leaders are expected to march from Guntur to Atmakur village in Palnadu region in Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP will arrange a special bus for those party workers who were attacked by the YSRCP leaders and workers.
After the ‘Chalo Palnadu’ rally, Chandrababu Naidu is expected to address a public rally in Atmakur and highlight the attacks of the YSRCP against TDP workers and leaders.
On the 10th of September, Mr. Naidu also conducted a meeting regarding the same and also sought legal help on behalf of the TDP workers, against the YSRCP.
Warned by the YSRCP against filing the case, Naidu said, “Let the police book a case against me, if they have (the) guts.”
Naidu will also take help from the Human Rights Commission regarding the attacks.
However, Mekathoti Sucharitha, the Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, said the YSRCP Government will not let this rally happen. The Home Minister said the TDP is trying to disrupt the harmony in the State, which will not be accepted.
Ms. Sucharitha said, “Naidu does not want the State to remain peaceful. During his regime between 2014 and 2018, there was a complete breakdown of law and order in the state. Those who had questioned illegal mining by the TDP’s leaders were tortured and thrown behind bars in false cases. There was large scale violation of human rights in Gurazala area of Palnadu region during the Naidu rule.”
According to sources, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of AP, instructed the AP Police to maintain law and order in the State and stop the rally of the TDP.
Gautam Sawang, the Director General of Police (DGP) of AP, imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Palnadu.
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