The Andhra Pradesh government went all out to stall the ‘Chalo Assembly’ campaign called by the pro-Telangana groups in Hyderabad. Over 20,000 security personnel were deployed to counter the opposition. Hundreds of BJP and TRS workers were arrested during the protest march.
Many leaders and intellectuals were roughed up by the state police. The cops mandhandled Prof M Kodandaram (57), Convenor of Telangana Joint Action Committee and put him under arrest.
Hyderabad has turned into a fortress today in the wake of pro-Telangana protests. However, two Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MLAs scaled the building and hoisted a black flag atop, defying the high-profile security. They were later arrested. TRS MP from Medak Vijaya Shanti too made a dramatic appearance in the Assembly Complex, but was arrested.
TDP MPs from Telangana also joined the protests launched by the TRS and BJP. The Osmania University students too clashed while protesting against the government.