Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh): CPI-led Chalo Polavaram yatra has caused tension with leaders across the state. CPI state secretary Ram Krishna was arrested. And they were placed under house arrest at the hotel where they were located and others were detained and heavy police forces were deployed outside the hotel. Activists protesting in house arrest have been arrested by police in front of the hotel.
CPI leaders were angry that it was not right to prevent the Polavaram project from visiting the project in the wake of allegations of decreasing the height of the project. Telugu Country MLA Gorantla Butchayya Chowdhury, who came to show solidarity with CPI leaders, was first stopped by the police and then allowed into the hotel.
CPI (M) national secretary in Tirupati demanded immediate release of CPI leaders who were illegally detained. The CPI leaders who had staged street protests in front of the RTC bus stand expressed concern over the police custody. Polavaram is a national project, anyone has the right to see. He expressed regret that the government was making illegal arrests at midnight. Meanwhile, the police diverted traffic to Tirupati due to CPI concerns.