HYDERABAD: Taking police and commuters by surprise, the TPCC on Friday staged a dharna at Vanasthalipuram demanding action against ‘corrupt’ ministers and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.
TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao and others took part in the protest.
Speaking on the occasion, Hanumantha Rao said the Centre was trying to recall Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav after his name cropped up in Vyapam scam. “It is not the Governor against whom action should be taken but Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should be made to resign,’’ he demanded.
Alleging that Vyapam scam is far bigger than the 2G scam, he alleged the scam was nothing but a scheme by the state government to benefit RSS and BJP workers.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who talks about clean governance, should break his silence and spell out what action he will take against his minister Sushma Swaraj and also against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundara Raje,’’ the MP demanded.
The protest stalled traffic on the busy Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway for nearly an hour. Police later arrested the Congress leaders and cleared the traffic.
It is learnt that the Congress leaders made a ‘perfect plan’ to take the police by surprise and did not disclose their protest plan to anyone.