Monday, March 01, 2021

Chandrababu Naidu detained at Tirupati airport while on his way to attend election campaigning

New Delhi: Dramatic scenes played out at the Renigunta airport near Tirupati on Monday when police blocked Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu from proceeding to carry out his programs. Naidu was seen arguing with senior police officers and even staging a sit-in for not been allowed to proceed further. A senior police officer sat beside Naidu and pleaded with folded hands to convince the former chief minister to refrain from his plans.

The high drama follows the police's denying permission to Chittoor district TDP president Pulivarthi Venakatamani Prasad to organise a protest which was supposed to be attended by Naidu.

The protest was planned on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Chittoor.

"Under Covid-19 regulations, huge gatherings are not allowed. Model code of conduct for urban local body election is in effect. This is an agitational programme and not in the nature of an election campaign and thus not permissible under MCC," said a police official denying consent.

TDP planned to rope in 5,000 cadres for the protest but the police also cited traffic issues on national and state highways for their denial.

"Any violation of this order will be strictly dealt with in accordance with the law," police warned.

01/03/21 India TV

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