Congress seize of KCR home foiled

Congress seize of KCR home foiled

Congress seize of KCR home foiled
October 21
18:06 2019

The program of Congress leaders and workers on Monday to gherao and  to lay siege to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s residence in support of striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) was foiled by police .

The Congress party has called “Chalo Pragati Bhavan” to protest the government’s aadamant’ attitude over the demands of TSRTC employees, whose strike entered 17th day on Monday.A state-wide shutdown was observed on Saturday on a call given by TSRTC employees and backed by all opposition parties. Top leaders including Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Revanth Reddy, V. Hanumantha Rao, Ponnam Prabhakar and Mohammed Ali Shabbir were placed under house arrest while hundreds of others were taken into custody on streets .

Police resorted to arrests of leaders and activists in various parts of the state in 32 districts since early Monday to prevent them from heading towards Hundreds of policemen were deployed around Pragati Bhavan, the Chief Minister’s official residence, to stop the protestors. Barricades were erected on roads leading to Pragati Bhavan in Begumpet, causing traffic snarls in the busy area in the heart of the city.Authorities also shut down Hyderabad Metro Rail station at Begumpet to prevent the Congress workers from reaching the area.

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