Scared of popular uprising following the TDP dharna against liquor mafia at Vizianagaram the Congress Government has left no stone unturned to stop the mass movement planned for April 23.
While the TDP is preparing to protest on April 23 against liquor syndicates and involvement of Congress leaders like Botcha Satyanarayana, the lok Satta on Saturday held a dharna against sand mining and liquor mafia and held Congressresponsible for the illegal activities.
The district is set to witness a high tense political drama on April 23 with political rivals staging dharnas and counter dharnas over the liquor scam at the Collectorate Junction. The current atmosphere is akin to fierce campaigns as if in a close contest.
Though the Telugu Desam cadres initially appeared to relent on the proposed Maha Dharna in protest against involvement of PCC President Botcha Satyanarayana in liquor syndicate scam due to the initiatives of the District SP, the party supremo himself spoke to the cadres and ordered them to go ahead with the agitation on April 23.
The Congress government has now asked the SP to announce that no permissions were given to any party to conduct agitations on April 23 and enforce section 144 till April 24 in the town. To a query by the media,the Government made it clear that the police would not spare any one including Chandrababu Naidu if peace was disturbed in the town and the prohibitory orders were violated.
The TDP has gone ahead with in the town with hand-outs and wall-posters, waging a war of campaign against each other, thus leading to further hotting up of the summer heat.
The ACB raids on liquor syndicates and the alleged involvement of Congress bigwigs like Botcha Satyanarayana and the TDP is firm not letting go of the opportunity to expose the Congress and queer pitch for the PCC President who is already besieged by charges over the weakening of the party in the State.
Also, the TDP leaders are particularly determined to get at him, as he had taken on Chandrababu Naidu and waged a war of words with him.
The TDP confident that the protest to bolster its position in the district In response to the Congress charges, TDP district leader Dwarapu Reddy Jagadish demanded that the police take the top leaders of Congress in the district into custody so as to avoid any untoward incidents on their protest day. He stated that the opposition had every right to launch movements or hold protests against the actions of the government.
He reminded that the TDP prepared to organise the protest after applying for permission to the police. However, in spite of any denial of permission, the party would go ahead with the agitation, he maintained.