Telangana: State Congress working president arrested ahead of KCR rally

Revanth Reddy had allegedly called for a shutdown in Kodangal to stall KCR's rally. He had voiced protest at the police raids in Kodangal against his associates.

Revanth Reddy, the working president of Telangana Congress and the candidate from Kodangal was arrested early in the morning today ahead of a rally by CM K Chandrasekhara Rao. According to reports, Reddy had threatened that he will stop KCR’s rally.

It is reported that the police entered his house at around 3 am, broke into his room and forcibly took him away. Reddy’s wife Geetha has alleged that the policemen have broken down their front door and Revanth Reddy was not even given a chance to change.

The police have allegedly also taken Revanth Reddy’s brothers, their watchman and personal security guards appointed to guard the household. However, the gunmen and watchman were let off in Parigi, about 30km away from Kodangal. Some reports claim that Reddy has been taken to Shamshabad police station located in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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Revanth Reddy had allegedly called for a shutdown in Kodangal to stall KCR’s rally. He had voiced protest at the police raids in Kodangal against his associates.

On Monday, P Narendra Reddy, the local TRS candidate against Reddy had complained to the Telangana Chief Electoral Officer and DG claiming that Reddy was instigating people and attempting to create law and order issues ahead of the CM’s visit.

Section 144 had been issued on Monday and Tuesday in the town of Kodangal anticipating violence and political clashes. CEO Rajat Kumar has reportedly informed the media that the EC is treating Kodangal as a sensitive constituency. Revanth Reddy has also been served a notice for violating the model code of conduct by the returning officer.

Telangana will hold elections for the 119 member state assembly on December 7. The results will be declared on December 11.

Earlier, the Congress candidate from Gajwal constituency, who is challenging the CM on his home turf, had tried to immolate himself during a police raid at home. Chandramukhi Muvvala, a trans woman candidate from Goshamahal constituency had gone missing from her house days ago.

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