The District Congress Committee leaders organised various protests programmes across the district on Saturday, protesting against the registration of criminal case against local MP Ponnam Prabhakar for allegedly making ‘threatening’ statement against Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.

The police registered a case against the MP who, during a media conference here on Thursday, gestured with his hands to indicate that he would shoot the helicopter in which the Chief Minister would arrive at Karimnagar to participate in the inauguration of the Sripada Yellampalli project in Ramagundam mandal.

In Karimnagar town, DCC activists led by its town president Kanna Krishna, PCC secretary Y. Sunil Rao, local leaders A. Anand, Rajender, Narender Reddy, Chandrashekhar, Nikhil Chakravarthy and others staged a dharna in front of Karimnagar Two Town police station and raised slogans against the Chief Minister for registering a ‘false case’ against the MP.

Demanding the withdrawal of the case, the Congress leaders clarified that the MP had made the statement to express the anger of the people of Telangana.

CM’s effigy burnt

Meanwhile, the District Mahila Congress leaders set an effigy of the Chief Minister afire. Mahila Congress district president Guggilla Jayashree, town president Ganta Kalyani and others participated in the programme and raised slogans against the Chief Minister and Seemandhra leaders for foisting false cases against Mr. Prabhakar.

The DCC activists also staged rasta rokos and demonstrations in various parts of the district.