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Chandrababu Naidu meets President,seeks imposition of Article 356

AP rulers and drug mafia pose a threat to national security
Demands CBI probe into attack on TDP main office
AP DGP should be recalled for facilitating State terrorism
NEW DELHI: TDP National President and Andhra Pradesh former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met President Ramnath Kovind here on Monday and urged the latter to impose President’s Rule in AP in order to rescue its people from State-sponsored terrorism and unchecked drug mafia.
The Telugu Desam Party chief, along with his party MPs and leaders, met and submitted a detailed memorandum to Kovind on the rising excesses of the AP Government and the police in the past two and half years.
Addressing a press conference later, Naidu said: ” We have clearly told the President how AP has turned into a ‘dangerous State’. Maniacal rule is going on there. If Article 356 is not invoked now, the AP mafia gangs would get emboldened and spread their activities to other States. Then there will be a serious threat to national security and national integration.”
Chandrababu Naidu said that the President assured to look into the matter after their party delegation had explained to him the immediate need to address the total deterioration of law and order, breakdown of constitutional machinery and uncontrolled drug gangs in AP. Wherever ganja was being seized in the country, it was being linked to AP mafia. The police of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and other States have blamed AP gangs for smuggling drugs.
Chandrababu Naidu said that the President and the Centre should order a full-fledged investigation into the AP links with drug mafia in order to bring out the truth. The ganja, liquor and drug mafia was posing a serious threat to the health of the AP public. Recently, Rs 21,000 Cr worth 3,000 kg heroin was seized at Mundra port and its import was linked to a firm with Vijayawada address in AP.
The TDP chief said that in the latest case, it was found drugs were being exported from Narsapuram in AP to Australia. They were seized in Bangalore while being transported wrapped in between laces. The AP rulers have taken total control of the manufacturing, transportation and distribution of liquor. The brands being sold in AP would not be available nationally and internationally. Left with no choice, the State people were getting liquor from other States.
Naidu urged for a CBI inquiry into the unprecedented attack on the TDP main office in Mangalagiri. Such serious offences could be prevented in future only if the culprits for these series of attacks on the TDP offices and its leader Pattabhi’s residence are brought to book. The miscreants attacked TDP offices at Mangalagiri, Visakhapatnam, Hindupur, Anantapur, Nellore, Srikalahasti and other places.
Decrying the police ‘nexus’ with AP ruling party, Chandrababu Naidu urged the President for recalling the AP DGP and also order an enquiry into his becoming a part and parcel of unbridled State-sponsored terrorism. Fabricated cases were filed to make false arrests of all dissenting voices, opposition leaders and even common citizens. There were no fundamental rights and no freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 19 of the constitution.
Naidu said that a suitable punishment should be given to the AP DGP so that it would act as a deterrent. The TDP was a party which ruled for 22 years in AP and it had 40 years of active participation in the country’s democracy. The vandal attacks could be carried out on TDP office only with active connivance of the State police. The DGP joined hands with the AP Chief Minister to make one-sided arrests and to create a fear psychosis among all sections of people.
The TDP chief said that their delegation apprised the President of how the AP regime launched attacks and undermined the legislature, judiciary, executive and the media, the four pillars of democracy. One Member of Parliament was put to custodial torture. Thousands of false cases were filed against the TDP leaders. Each leader was implicated in 10 to 20 and sometimes even 30 cases. The TDP main office is located in the vicinity of the CM’s residence, DGP office and AP 5th battalion. Still, the miscreants were allowed to make the gruesome attack.

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