Congress leader Revanth Reddy arrested ahead of KCR’s rally in Kodangal

Hyderabad: Telangana Police arrested TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy from his residence in Kodangal in an early morning raid on Tuesday. Scores of policemen descended on Revanth’s house in the town and broke open the front door of Reddy’s house and whisked him away. Arresting just before a scheduled meeting by caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the Kodangal.


Speaking to media after his arrest, Revanth Reddy’s wife, Geetha, said, “This is an attack on the people of Kodangal. At around 3 am, the police broke into our room and within a matter of five minutes, around 40 people forcefully took him away, the way they would take away a terrorist.

At least two senior Congress leaders, DK Shivakumar and Manish Tewari, tweeted videos of the arrest. “This is revolting,” Tewari said. “Revanth Reddy…picked up at 3 am? Is he a terrorist? The EC [Election Commission] should recommend the dismissal of the people responsible.”

Shivakumar said Revanth’s arrest was “highly condemnable”.

“We appeal to the EC that such intimidation goes against the spirit of free and fair elections,” the Karnataka minister said.