Demanding one-time settlement of farm loan waiver, Telangana State bandh was called upon by the opposition parties which commenced on Saturday morning amid arrests of almost all the top leaders of the Congress, Telangana TDP, BJP and Left parties while staging protest demonstrations opposite the TSRTC bus stations and depots in the City. For the first time, all the major political parties including Congress, TDP, BJP, Left parties and YSR Congress Party joined hands to enforce the bandh in support of the farmers’ cause.
Opposition leaders started their protests on roads from 5 am today with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee chief Danam Nagender, former PCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah and CPI leader K. Narayana reaching MGBS bus station to stage a dharna but were arrested by the police personnel deployed there. They were whisked away to Nampally police station.
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