Addressing reporters, the BJP leaders also sought a personal apology from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Andhra BJP leaders meet DGP over attack on Amit Shah convoy demand SPs suspension
news Politics Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 08:03

BJP leaders from the party's Andhra Pradesh unit met with state DGP M Malakondaiah in Vijayawada on Saturday and demanded strict action against the TDP cadre who attacked Amit Shah in Tirupati.

Seeking a thorough enquiry into the incident, they also sought disciplinary action against the Police Superintendent of Tirupati Urban, for failing to prevent the untoward incident. 

“We request you to book the culprits under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code without being influenced by the party in power. The BJP State unit is not convinced by the crocodile tears of the TDP. If action is not taken, the BJP will take necessary political action,” the memorandum states.

Addressing reporters, the BJP leaders also sought a personal apology from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. 

Meanwhile, the DGP said that there was no 'attack' on Amit Shah and one self-proclaimed TDP worker had broken the window of the seventh car in the BJP chief's convoy, and had been taken into custody.

BJP President Amit Shah's convoy came under stone pelting at Alipiri in Tirupati earlier this week when he was returning after worship at the Lord Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala.

Protesting the 'injustice' meted out to Andhra Pradesh by the Centre over special category status, TDP workers tried to block the convoy.  

Carrying black flags, they squatted on the road and raised slogans of "Amit Shah go back" and "We want justice".

Police tried to control the protestors, some of whom pelted stones, damaging window panes of one of the cars in the convoy. 

Amit Shah, who along with family members arrived on Thursday evening, offered prayers at the temple on Friday morning. They were returning to the airport when the incident occurred.

The police whisked away the protestors. One of them alleged that Modi had betrayed the five crore people of Andhra Pradesh by not fulfilling the promise made in this temple town in the presence of Lord Venkateswara during the 2014 election campaign.

CM Chandrababu Naidu condemned the attack on Shah's convoy. Stating that TDP was a disciplined party, he warned those violating the discipline. Naidu said he was against violence or any physical attack on anybody.

 

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