Hyderabad: The TRS government led by K Chandrasekar Rao faced opposition from State parties over the construction of news Secretariat and legislature office.
TDP and BJP staged a protest against the government’s move. Telangana Jana Samiti president M Kodandaram, and State TDP chief L Ramana were among 52 agitators who tried to march towards the Secretariat from Dharna Chowk and were later taken into preventive custody and let off later.
The agitators raised slogans against the ruling government and the police. Speaking to reporters, Kodandaram said that they were opposing the misuse of public money as it needs to be spent on fulfilling basic needs, and that they were protesting against the undemocratic attitude of the TRS government.
TDP leader Ramana condemned the government’s alleged attitude in curbing the protests using police. Noting that there were several issues like rainfall deficiency, which put farmers in a quandary, BJP leader and former minister DK Aruna alleged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was focused on demolition of buildings instead of addressing burning issues.
Rao had recently laid foundation stones for construction of new buildings for Secretariat and legislature. Dismissing opposition criticism, TRS leaders have said the government aimed at constructing new buildings for people’s convenience and in a way that reflected the pride of Telangana.