The city police in Hyderabad disrupted a poster release event held by the district Congress at Charminar on Saturday. The police said that the event did not have permission, which caused tension. Several Congress leaders were arrested.
The Congress party released a poster targeting Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling them ‘Thodu Dongalu’ (Thieves in arms).
During the event, Congress leaders had a heated argument with the police officials. They accused the police of trying to tear off the posters and claimed that they were working as agents of the BRS and AIMIM.
Among those taken into custody was PCC campaign committee chairman Madhu Yashki Goud. The Hyderabad DCC chief Sameer Waliullah strongly condemned the detention of leaders and alleged highhandedness. He stated that the police had no right to snatch and tear off their posters and that some officials behaved rudely to please their political bosses. The party leaders claimed that the Hyderabad police tried to disrupt the event by citing a lack of permission. They also accused the police personnel of working as agents of the TRS and AIMIM.
The poster in Urdu was released by AICC (TS) oncharge Manikrao Thakre on Saturday evening. Sameer alleged that MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi and other Majlis leaders were afraid after the Congress decided to give a tough fight in the Old City in the upcoming Assembly elections. He stated that they were shocked by the large number of ticket aspirants from the Old City and the increasing popularity of Congress in the region. Sameer asserted that the party would bring the necessary change and development in the Old City once they come to power.