Police had a tough time at Siddipet on Thursday when Congress and TRS leaders clashed at the Rachabanda programme.

According to sources, when the programme was being held at a ward in Siddipet town, some of the TRS activists tried to prevent it demanding cancellation of the programme.

Opposing that, Congress workers entered into an argument with the agitators leading to a clash. Police intervened and separated the warring groups and restored normalcy.

At another incident, some unidentified persons burnt a relay camp tent at near BHEL on Wednesday night leading to tension at that area.

Knowing the incident, TRS district convenor M. Raghunandan Rao and other JAC leaders and held dharna on the highway demanding the arrest of those responsible for the incident.

Vehicular traffic was paralysed for some time on the highway.