THORRUR (WARANGAL DT.): Two rebel MLAs Dugyala Srinivasa Rao (Chennur) and B. Shara Rani (Parkal) were arrested and released later when they staged a dharna here on Monday.

The MLAs mobilised about 2,000 people and demanding resignation of TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao from the Union Cabinet. They branded him a `betrayer of Telangana movement.' Earlier in the day, Mr Dugyala Srinivasa representing Chennur constituency organised a public meeting protesting against the attitude Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao, and accused him of exploiting the separate Telangana sentiment.

Meanwhile, some of the cadre loyal to Mr. Rao continued their relay hunger strike demanded the resignation of Mr. Srinivasa Rao from his MLA post.