BJP activists stage dharna

Published: 25th August 2012 02:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2012 02:59 PM   |  A+A-


Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) state president G Kishan Reddy has demanded that the state government immediately call for an Assembly session to discuss power crisis in the state.

He also demanded that government convene an allparty meeting to discuss power situation and prepare agenda for Assembly sessions.

The BJP state committee in Hyderabad on Friday laid a siege to Vidyut Soudha where top leaders of party and a large number of saffron activists were arrested by the police. When protesters tried to crash the gate, police and party activists jostled each other.

BJP leader G Kishan Reddy, party MLAs Y Laxminarayana, N M Srinivas Reddy, former union minister for state B Dattatreya, BJP city president G Venkatreddy marched towards Vidyut Soudha from Khiratabad centre by chanting slogans against the chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and the Congress.

Police arrested all the leaders and cadre in phased manner and shifted them to different police stations.

Addressing a gathering at Vidyut Soudha, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy strongly criticised state government’s attitude towards the power sector.

He alleged that the Congress did not have vision on power generation, supply and demand and said the power crisis has hampered the lives of people belonging to all sections of the society.

Kishan Reddy warned the state government that if the government fails to improve the power situation, people would come to street to intensify the protest.

He further demanded that the state government prepare a comprehensive action plan to overcome the power situation and ensure a seven-hour free power supply to agricultural sector.

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