Eggs, tomatoes greet Jagan in Telangana

 Telangana activists on Tuesday attacked YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy’s convoy with eggs and tomatoes near Vinayaknagar in Nizamabad district.

  Around 15 women activists were arrested for the attack. Earlier, pro-Telangana activists pelted stones at the convoy while the YSR chief was passing through Medak district en route to Nizamabad to hold a two-day fast in support of  farmers.

Though Jagan planned to start his 48-hour long ‘Rytu Deeksha’ at the specially set uppandal in the Armoor town of Nizamabad district by 1 pm on Tuesday, but to his dismay, he reached the town around 5:30pm due to sporadic unrest along NH-7.

Meanwhile, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) and
Congress leaders from the region have called for a bundh to protest Jagan’s fast.

“Jagan has an anti-Telangana attitude. He never spoke in support of Telangana. He has tried to evade a clear stance on the separate statehood demand. All Congress activists in Telangana should oppose his visit," Congress Lok Sabha MP from Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar said.

The TJAC alleged that Jagan’s visit to Nizamabad district in Telangana region is only a manifestation of the “domination of coastal Andhra” over Telangana.

Maintaining that Jagan has proved himself to be against the Telangana movement, TRS MLA and party president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K T Rama Rao said the YSR Congress leader is bound to face opposition. However, Revanth Reddy of the TDP alleged that there is a tacit understanding between YSRCP and TRS and Jagan was allowed into Telangana region without any resistance.

Asserting that it respected the sentiments of Telangana people, the YSR Congress spokesperson Bajireddy Govardhan said it is for the Centre to take a decision on the issue. Jagan said his fast “shouldn’t be politicised as it intends to highlight farmers' problems.”

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