Members of the Osmania University Joint Action Committee (OUJAC), on Thursday, stated a demonstration in front of Union minister Chiranjeevi’s house protesting against the huge expenditure incurred during the three-day United Nations World Tourism Conference (UNWTO) held in the city from April 12 to 14. Jubilee Hills police arrested five of the agitators.
Express had recently exposed how the organisers spent huge amounts on the event.
When the protesters tried to burn an effigy of Chiranjeevi, the police prevented them.
OUJAC members claimed that the police roughed them up before hauling them into vans to be taken to the police station. “Even the police are helping tainted politicians. We demand a CBI enquiry into the UNWTO expenditure. If they have so much money to throw around lavishly, can’t they spend some for the poor?” asked OJAC spokesperson M Krishank.