India: YSRCP activists arrestedin highway blockade
April 12, 2018, 4:14 am

YSR Congress Party leaders and activists were arrested during their highway blockade protest in Kurnool district on Tuesday, demanding Special Category Status (SCS) and expressing solidarity with the party MPs staging fast in Delhi.

The party’s Kurnool Parliamentary constituency convenor B.Y. Ramaiah, Kurnool Assembly constituency convenor M.A. Hafeez Khan and Pathikonda constituency convenor Kangati Sreedevi and activists were arrested when they blocked the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway in Kurnool. They staged a protest at Kurnool IV Town police station, resenting the arrest.

Panyam MLA Gauru Charitha Reddy and YSRCP State secretary Gauru Venkata Reddy led the Kurnool-Nandyal highway blockade at Madhavanagar Circle in Kurnool. Engineering Students Federation members staged a half-naked protest and resorted to begging demanding SCS.

YSRCP leader Silpa Ravichandra Kishore Reddy and activists were arrested when they staged blockade of the Kurnool-Tirupati national highway at Noonepalle and were shifted to Nandyal III Town police station . Earlier, they took out a motorcycle rally.

Slam TDP

The party’s State secretary Gopal Reddy, Adoni town coordinator and leaders Srilakshmi, Jaipal, Deva and Venkateswar Reddy led a highway blockade in Adoni town of Kurnool district. The protesters flayed the Telugu Desam Party for not pressing for SCS for four years and resorting to gimmicks as elections were a year away.