VH visit to Mudragada foiled

Senior Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao was arrested here on Sunday while he was trying to visit Mudragada Padmanabham.

Police swooped on the Regency hotel where the Congress leader checked in and stopped him from going out. When VHR resisted and tried to run out of the hotel, police took him into custody and shifted him to one-town police station.

VH condemned the “repressive” measures of the TDP government on activists of Kapu Reservation Movement. Meanwhile, YSR Congress Party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu demanded that the fasting Kapu leader Mudragada be presented before the media as people have doubts on the government’s claims about his health. “Why this government is so afraid to allow media to meet Mudragada?” Ambati questioned and added that he was being treated like a terrorist such as Kasab and Rajamandry has become a Pakistan.

People at various places staged dharnas demanding release of Mudragada. (NSS)