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Police disrupt Telangana march in New Delhi

September 4, 2012
New Delhi

The Telangana protest march staged by the Bharatiya Janata Party towards the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi on Tuesday was disrupted by the police by using water cannon and bursting of tear gas shells on the protesters. The police even had to fire in the air to chase away the protesters.

The police however could succeed in putting a halt to the march at Parliament Street station. When the agitators broke the barricades, the police took BJP national leader Prakash Javadekar and BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao into custody and were released later. The march that was announced in advance took place as schedule. During the course of the rally many protesters were injured and were hospitalized.

Kodandaram condemns police action

Telangana JAC Chairman Prof. M Kodandaram condemned the police action. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley who rushed to the venue charged the UPA government for its failure to act on its own commitment in formation of separate Telangana state and complimented the BJP workers in making the march a success. He said that the BJP government will definitely grant the separate Telangana when it comes to power. BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who is at the venue earlier, said that separate Telangana state is possible only with the BJP in power.

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