Thudi Meghareddy, a Congress leader in Wanaparthy, criticized the Telangana government for causing trouble to Anganwadi workers. He expressed his support for the protest of around 1,000 Anganwadi workers in Wanaparthy. Meghareddy praised the workers for their services, especially during the Covid pandemic. He demanded that the government increase their salaries to Rs 26,000 and provide Rs 5 lakh to retired Anganwadi teachers.
During the protest, officials broke the locks of Anganwadi centers to make it seem like they were functioning normally. Meghareddy stated that they would support the protesters and take legal action against the officials for breaking the locks. Former MPP of Wanaparthy Shankar Naik, Peddamandadi Sarpanch Venkataswamy, councillors Radhakrishna, Venkatesh, Brahmam Chari, and others also participated in the protest.