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Tension grips Krishna before Chandrababu Naidu’s padayatra

Agencies | 21st Jan 2013

Vijayawada: Ahead of TDP president N Chandrbabu Naidu’s entry into coastal Andhra region, there were clashes and high drama in Krishna district on Monday.

Congress workers trying to stall Naidu’s padayatra for his stance on separate Telangana clashed with TDP workers who were making arrangements to welcome him at Keesara in Kanchikacherla mandal.

Workers of both the party had a heated discussion and in the charged up atmosphere DSP Chennaih was injured and mild tension prevailed at the spot.

Thousands of workers went to Garikapadu, where Chandrababu Naidu would enter the region as police made elaborate arrangements to maintain order.

Meanwhile, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal created commotion by marching into Anchumilli with his supporters. Congress MLA Jogi Ramesh was stopped by police at the Keesara toll-gate as he along with his followers was going to stall Chandrababu Naidu from entering Krishna district.

Police lathicharged the workers and dispelled them amidst mounting tension. Rajagopal took refuge in Devineni Avinash’s residence at Anumanchi village. Avinash was later arrested by police.

The prelude to Naidu’s entry into Krishna district had been filled with tension and drama.

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