Hyderabad: Congress firebrand leader and Malkajgiri MP A Revanth Reddy, who was supposed to be under house arrest, managed to evade the police and reach Pragathi Bhavan on a bike. The police immediately took him into preventive custody on Monday afternoon.
In what could be termed as a dramatic entry, the Malkajgiri MP, who is known to cock a snook at the TRS Government, forcibly came out of his residence at Jubilee Hills and jumped onto a bike of his supporters and rushed to Pragathi Bhavan. As he reached the CM camp office he was caught by the police and immediately taken into custody. Tensions reached a high at the place as the agitating Congress workers protested against the police.
The Congress leaders had earlier given a call to participate and stage a protest supporting the RTC strike and criticising the government’s stand on the ongoing deadlock.
Speaking to the media as he was whisked away, Revanth Reddy demanded that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao should conduct talks with the RTC workers and end the strike.
He also said that compensation should be paid to the families of the workers who laid down their lives for the TSRTC strike. The Congress MP warned that if the situation continued like this then, the four crore people of Telangana would surely come forth and break the wall of Pragathi Bhavan.
"Pragathi Bhavan Gatlu Thaakuthamani Annamu...Thaaki Chupinchamu, roughly translated meant that, "We said that we will lay siege to Pragathi Bhavan and we have reached the walls of this place," he said while being whisked away by the police.