The police chased away a group of TDP workers when they tried to barge into Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s suite in a guest house of the Andhra Pradesh Horticulture University in a bid to petition him on different public issues.

According to information, several TDP workers wanted to accompany their party elected representatives, who took prior permission to meet the Chief Minister, allegedly in violation of restrictions imposed by the police with regard to the size of the delegation. TDP MLA T.V. Rama Rao, addressing a media conference at Kovvuru in the evening expressed his strong resentment over the ‘high-handed’ behaviour of the police.

The party delegation, led by MLA T.V. Rama Rao and MLC Angara Ramamohan Rao, submitted a memorandum to Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy seeking early completion of the Indirasagar project.. The party leaders also wanted the Chief Minister to expedite the process of reducing the Kolleru wildlife sanctuary by taking up the issue with the Centre and initiate steps for resolving the sand problem. They urged him to take steps to save thousands of acres of farm fields from submergence caused by Nandamuru Aqueduct in the western delta due to its ‘faulty’ design. They told Mr. Reddy that the crisis in sand mining had hit development schemes like the housing and the works relating to delta modernization and irrigation projects and wanted the government to formulate new guidelines in line with court directives and tide over the present sand crisis.