With emotions flowing high through the ruling TDP (Telugu Desam Party) and opposition YCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) in view of Nandyal by-election on August 23rd, the ruling TDP is alleged to be using its power to subjugate YCP supporters.
Police raids continued in YCP leaders and supporters homes and money seized in spite of proper accounting. Till date three YCP MLCs and two YCP supporters’ homes have been raided. The police turned a deaf year to repeated pleas by the YCP group.
In a recent incident on Wednesday, police raided YCP leader’s Andhra Medical shop and seized Rs 3.5 lakh in spite of the owner accounting for each rupee. Shop owner Ramesh talking to the media said that the police had awakened him at midnight by breaking his house glass windows and searched both his house and shop.
They seized Rs 3.5 lakh out of which Rs 85,000 belonged to the medical shop and the rest belonged to Lions Club. Though Ramesh produced every ledger accounting for the money, the police seized the money and did not listen to any of his pleas.
YCP Nandyal leaders protested against the atrocities of the police on Ramesh and YCP leader Kolagatla Veerabhadra Swamy accused TDP leaders of gundaism. He said that YCP is not scared of TDP’s lowly acts. Other YCP leaders warned TDP of dire consequences if they won’t stop their atrocities on YCP supporters.