Congress makes an attempt to gherao Raj Bhawan foiled

Naveen S Garewal 
Tribune News Service 
Hyderabad, January 19

Hyderabad Police on Monday foiled the plan of the Telangana Congress party leaders’ to gherao Raj Bhavan on the issue of farm laws. Hundreds of them were detained while they were attempting to reach the governor’s office to protest the controversial farm laws and inflated fuel prices. 

State Congress had given a call for ‘Raj Bhavan Gherao’ as part of expressing solidarity with agitating farmers. Those on protest including TPPC President and MP Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti, Feroz Khan, AICC secretaries, MLA Jagga and others marched from Telangana state assembly to the newly constructed secretariat at Tank Bund.  

Later, they all were all taken away by Saifabad police. Uttam Kumar Reddy said, “BJP government is doing a grave injustice to the farmers and centre should immediately withdraw anti-farm black laws and repeal these agriculture laws” 

AICC secretary and program in-charge Sampath Kumar said the Raj Bhavan Gherao programme was a success despite intense police detention and arrests at every step. 

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