Anita, a Forest Range Officer, was viciously assaulted with a stick last Sunday during a plantation drive in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district. A day after her assault, over 700 forest department personnel protested by conducting an addorestation drive at the same spot.
A case against the Kothagudem MLA and his son was registered on Tuesday at Lakshmidevipally Police Station for stopping forest officials led by Deputy Forest Officer M R Rao from doing their duty at Lothuvag village in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Monday.
Congress Legislature Party leader Vikramarka had Saturday launched his 36-hour fast, which was subsequently changed to 'fast-unto-death' at the Dharna Chowk here. He has been shifted to the state-run NIMS hospital "in view of his failing health" and also for holding protest beyond the permitted time, police said.
Congress leader Shabbir Ali said that the MLAs sent voice messages or text messages over the phone, hinting that they will resign. "But none of them have actually quit the party or from the party posts," he said.
TRS spokesperson Abid Rasool Khan claimed Friday the 12 MLAs decided to become part of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao-led outfit because of the development and welfare programmes of the government and "positiveness" of voters towards the ruling party.
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Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".