YSRCP Chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila faced the heat of Telangana movement here on Saturday with the Telangana protagonists obstructing her padayatra at Shanthi Nagar in the district.
Tension prevailed when the YSRCP activists and security personnel attacked Telangana protagonists indiscriminately. The protestors obstructed Sharmila demanding that she raise “Jai Telangana” slogans and asked her to spell her party’s clear stand on Telangana State.
Reacting to the attack on Telangana protagonists, the TRSV activists staged a rasta-roko at Ija causing traffic jam.
Condemning the attacks on Telangana protagonists, TRSV State president Suman demanded that Sharmila raise Jai Telangana slogans and make her stand clear on Telangana. He said the TRS would consider the attack on Telangana protagonists as an attack on Telangana sentiment. He also said that the attack on Telangana protagonists by YSRCP activists clearly indicated that the YSRCP was against separate Telangana State.
Resuming Padayatra, Sharmila severely criticized the Congress government alleging that it was neglecting the problems of the people. She also accused the State Government of sending her brother Jagan behind bars unnecessarily. (NSS)