Heavy police was deployed at the village, to avoid any untoward incidents.

Tension at KCRs native village as TDP MLA Revanth Reddy denied entryImage credit: Screenshot/Cine Kahani
news Politics Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:06

Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy faced multiple hurdles on Wednesday to reach the village of Chintamadaka in Siddipet district, which also happens to be the native village of Chief MInister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Revanth visited the village to console the family of Nagamani, a woman farmer who committed suicide last week.

According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Revanth began his journey from Hyderabad in a convoy of nine vehicles, but was stopped near Siddipet by the police, in view of the law and order situation that so many vehicles could create. 

Revanth then switched over to a three-car convoy, but was stopped again at Sitapuram on the same grounds, following which he went to Chintamadaka in a single car. 

When he was stopped yet again by the police at the entrance of the village, a heated argument ensued.

This happened even as local TRS leaders began saying that they would not allow the TDP leader to set foot in the village.

According to reports, they also squatted on the road, raising slogans of ‚ÄúRevanth go back‚ÄĚ.

With both sides not stepping back, the police finally arranged a meeting between Revanth and the family members of the farmer, at the outskirts of the village. 

Revanth interacted with Padma Reddy, Nagamani's husband and enquired about the reason for her suicide. 

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Revanth hit out at the 'high-handedness' of the police and KCR, who was 'denying people their rights'.

"Today, I was stopped. Soon, I will come back and organise a TDP meeting at Chintamadaka and expose everything about KCR and TRS," Revanth announced.

He also demanded compensation for the deceased farmer's family. 

 

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