Fighting for water with fire: TRS activists set fire on TDP office
news Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 21, 2014| 9.00 am IST The situation of sharing of water and electricity between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana worsened yesterday as TRS activists led by local leader Dubbaka Narasimha Reddy burnt an effigy of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Nalgonda and then took out a rally that culminated at the TDP office. They then allegedly continued by pouring petrol on the floor of the office and setting it on fire. The TRS activists, who were taken into custody as soon as the police rushed to the spot, were protesting Naiduâ€™s move of writing a letter to the Krishna River Water Board requesting it to suspend power generation from the Srisailam project. TDP leaders retaliating to the event burnt the effigy of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The leaders were led by Nalgonda district president K. Bilya Nayak and they claimed that KCR was responsible for the attack. They have called for a Nalgonda bandh on Wednesday even as the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) suggested that the two governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh sort out the dispute arising due to the power generation in the Srisailam power project among themselves harmoniously.