Revanth Supporters Storm Naidu’s House - The New Indian Express

Revanth Supporters Storm Naidu’s House

Published: 09th April 2014 09:37 AM

Last Updated: 09th April 2014 09:49 AM

TDP workers continued to show their dissent over the decision of the party leadership to forge alliance with the BJP.

Supporters of party leaders from Secunderabad, Malakpet, Bahadurpura, Shadnagar and Malkajgiri staged protest near Naidu’s residence and demanded that their leaders be given party tickets.

The situation went out of control when party workers from Malakpet tried to force their way into the residence of Chandrababu. However, they were overpowered by the security personnel present in large numbers near the residence.

The police had to  use force to disburse the crowd. At one stage, police had to lathicharge the workers to control the situation.

It was surprising to see that even supporters of Kondangal MLA A Revanth Reddy, who is considered to be close to Naidu, staged protest near party chief’s residence demanding that Revanth be fielded from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency.

Supporters of Revanth organised the protest under the banner: “Revanth Mitra Mandali”.

It may not be coincidental that Revanth organised the protest on the day when Chandrababu is likely to hold talks with Lok Satta founder Jayaprakash Narayan, who has already filed his nomination papers for Malkajigiri Lok Sabha seat.

If the TDP and Lok Satta arrive at an agreement for tie-up, Chandrababu may take a decision to support Jayaprakash Narayan.

It is learnt that Revanth Reddy has decided to contest as an independent if the party denies him ticket.

According to sources, Revanth is getting the support of senior party leaders, including Y Sujana Chowdary and Payyavula Keshav. The senior leaders have reportedly asked the party chief to consider positively Revant’s candidature for Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat.

It was learnt that Revanth was planning to file his nomination papers for the Malkajgiri constituency on Tuesday morning. But he deferred his decision after Chandrababu spoke to him.

Revanth was unhappy with Naidu’s decision giving the Malkajigiri seat to the owner of Malla Reddy group of educational institutions, Nalla Malla Reddy.

Till Monday, Revanth pressurised the TDP chief to give him the Lok Sabha seat and even threatened him that he will file nomination papers for the seat on Tuesday.

Even party workers from Shadnagar created ruckus near Naidu’s residence and raised slogans against the alliance. They want the party not to surrender the Shadnagar Assembly seat to the BJP as they feel that the saffron party has minimal presence in the area and the yellow party has more chances of winning the seat.

Though they maintain restraint throughout the protest, in the evening, they too tried to force their way into the residence of Naidu. However, they were not successful in their efforts as the security personnel present there pushed them back.

All the groups continued their protests till late in the night.

Meanwhile, Chandrababu Naidu issued the B Form to party candidate for Nampally, Feroz Khan, who recently joined the TDP from Congress.

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