Kodela arrest , Tension in Guntur !

Police foiled the attempts of TDP workers to lay siege to the Cooperation Minister Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy, residence at Nararasaraopeta on Sunday.
The agitation by the TDP cadre about large-scale irregularities in the registration of voters for cooperative polls, allegedly at the behest of minister took a took a violent turn
Tension built up as the TDP cadre started fighting back after former Minister Kodela Sivaprasada Rao fainted during a scuffle with police. A total of 14 persons, including Sivaprasada Rao, were taken into custody for staging protest without permission and Section 144 was clamped to prevent further trouble.
Hundreds of TDP activists, led by Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and Ponnur MLA Dhulipalla Narendra Kumar, staged a dharna near the Minister’s residence in the morning. After Mr. Sivaprasada Rao fainted in the melee, party workers took strong objection to the police action and shouted slogans.
Later the agitators rushed towards the Minister’s residence forcing police to cane them.Party workers, including Rao, were taken into custody, and the scene shifted to the One-Town police station where they were lodged to be produced before the magistrate later.