TIRUPATI: The alleged attack on Nagari YSRC MLA RK Roja by some TDP men at Nagari on Friday mid-night, when she went there for offering the ‘first Harathi’ to the processional deity of Goddess Gangamma, led to tension in and round the town on Saturday with the actress-turned-politician and her supports staging widespread protests over the incident.
Roja, accompanied by YSRC MLAs Ch Bhaskar Reddy, Narayanaswamy, Amarnatha Reddy and Sunil, came to Nagari on Saturday and staged a dharna in front of the police station seeking action against those involved in attacking her.
As per details, when Roja was about to perform the ‘first Harati’ to Goddess Gangamma on Friday mid-night, some miscreants in the crowd snatched the ‘harathi plate’ from her hands, injuring her wrist in the process. Then, Roja, along with other YSRC leaders and activists, immediately staged a dharna at the temple itself until the early hours of Saturday seeking action against those involved in the incident.
The YSRC MLAs, along with a large number of party supporters, raised slogans against the government and condemned the attack on the woman MLA on Saturday. They also demanded firm action against the culprits.