All 21 TDP MLAs placed under house arrest in Andhra Pradesh


Amaravati: Flouting heavy police deployment and Section 144 of CrPC prohibiting the assembly of people, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers and supporters held demonstrations in different parts of the YSRCP-ruled Andhra Pradesh as part of the statewide bandh called by the TDP to protest the arrest of party supremo and ex-chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
However, an unprecedented crackdown by the administration and police on the TDP rank and file has prevented their protests from snowballing as a slew of its leaders were taken into preventive custody.
The police rounded up protesters across the state and took them to police stations.
Naidu was arrested by the state CID from Nandyal early on Saturday in connection with the multi-crore AP State Skill Development Corporation scam allegedly involving his government’s tenure during 2014-19. An Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court in Vijayawada sent Naidu to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday evening. He was shifted to Rajahmundry Central Jail, 200 km from Vijayawada, after the court order.