Tension in Nagari After TDP Men Attack Roja

Published: 14th September 2014 06:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2014 06:15 AM   |  A+A-

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. 

Roja.jpgAs 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. Alleging that Village Revenue Officer (VRO) Jyoti Reddy and Babu Reddy, an accused in the red sanders case, were behind the attack, she wanted the police to take immediate action against them.  Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, after learning about the incident, YSRC MLAs from the district rushed to Nagari and staged a protest outside the police station demanding the suspension of the Puttur DSP Krishna Kishore as he was acting as per the diktats of TDP leaders.

The MLAs, along with a large number of party supporters, raised slogans against the government and condemned the attack on the woman MLA. They also demanded firm action against the culprits.

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