Posted : March 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm IST by
Police have foiled the indefinite fast of the TDP MLAs past midnight on Saturday. As the health condition of several MLAs had deteriorated, police intervened and reached the old MLA quarters, venue of the fast, in large numbers. Police took the permission of the Speaker Nadendla Manohar to enter the premises. About 150 policemen swooped on the camp and dispersed party workers who tried to prevent the arrest of their leaders. They have taken the MLAs into custody and shifted them to the NIMS hospital in ambulances.
TDP senior MLAs Motkupalli Narasimhulu and Yerrabelli Dayakara Rao expressed their ire at the government for arresting them at midnight, when they were fighting on people�s problems. They made it clear that they would intensify the agitation, by launching fasts in all the mandal headquarters on Saturday.
It may be recalled that 29 public representatives including MLAs, MLCs and a Rajya Sabha member have been fasting since four days. The health of two women MLAs Vimalakka and Satyavati Rathod totally deteriorated on Friday itself.