Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Utter chaotic conditions prevailed in front of the district Collectorate in Karimnagar town on Monday following the agitational programmes launched by the TRS, Telugu Desam Party, and the land oustees of Mid Manair Dam (MMD) project and also the auctions for the liquor shops.

TRS district unit leaders staged a dharna demanding withdrawal of Government Order 76, which is aimed at the closure of Upper Primary schools in Telangana region.

Party president and Karimnagar Member of Parliament K. Chandrashekhar Rao, legislators Etala Rajender, Koppula Eshwar and other district leaders participated in large numbers.

Telugu Mahila district unit leaders staged a dharna opposing the auction of liquor shops.

Telugu Mahila leaders V. Jyothi, M. Shailaja, Sahithi Kumari, Ameena Begum and others were also present on the occasion.

On the other hand, the land oustees MMD project also staged a dharna and ‘rasta roko’ demanding suitable compensation.

K. Chandrashekhar Rao also raised the issue during his dharna programme and demanded that the government provide relief and rehabilitation (R&R) package on par with Andhra project land oustees.

Tight security measures

In view of series of agitational programmes, the district police had made elaborate security arrangements by deploying additional forces.

Karimnagar DSP V. Ranga Rao supervised bandobust arrangements by camping in front of the Collectorate.

The district police had a tough time in controlling the protestors.

Senior citizens’ hard hit

On the other hand, several petitioners who had come from far-flung places faced the wrath of the agitationists following the closure of the main gates of the Collectorate.

Monday being the petitioners’ day, people had come in large numbers to meet the Collector, but in vain.