TDP State-wide protests against OTS collections

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Demands free registrations to poor housing beneficiaries
Condemns lathicharge on TDP protesters in Guntur

AMARAVATI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) cadres and leaders took part in State-wide protests in all the District Headquarters on Monday demanding the YSRCP Government to give ‘free registrations’ in place of OTS housing collections from poor families.

The TDP agitators raised slogans that the ‘forcible OTS collections’ were going to be like a noose round the necks of the beneficiaries of the housing schemes meant for the poor people. The opposition party held demonstrations at all the District Collectorates, except Srikakulam, and submitted memoranda against the OTS scheme.

The Telugu Desam leaders decried the police lathicharge on the party protesters in Guntur in which two activists were injured. It was condemnable that the ruling YSRCP goondas used the JCBs to obstruct the peaceful demonstration of the TDP in Vizianagaram. In Kadapa, the TDP protesters tried to storm into the Collectorate in protest against the hurdles created for their peaceful demonstration.

The TDP said that at several places, tension prevailed following the use of force by the police to disrupt their party protests in an unreasonable manner. Indiscriminate lathicharge

was unleashed on the TDP agitators at the Guntur Collectorate. In this, one TDP activist belonging to Vemuru segment got his leg broken while another belonging to Macherla got his hand fractured.

The TDP leaders said that the police manhandled Guntur corporator Vemulapallli Sriram. Former Minister Alapati Raja rushed to his rescue and warned of dire consequences if the police assaulted their party cadres. Several Telugu Mahila activists were also injured. The TDP also took out a huge rally in Guntur from the municipal office to the Collectorate. Former ministers Nakka Ananda Babu, Prathipati Pulla Rao, Alapati Raja and others were present.

The TDP condemned the manner in which the YSRCP leaders parked the JCBs in the middle of the road to prevent the protests of the opposition in Vizianagaram. The TDP leaders went in a protest rally and submitted a memorandum to the District Collector in Visakhapatnam.

Anti-OTS rallies were held in Kakinada, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Ongole, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa and Chittoor. The TDP leaders asserted that the Jagan Reddy rule had no moral or legal right to collect OTS for the houses that were built during the previous Governments.

The TDP protesters asked whether CM Jaganmohan Reddy constructed a single house for the homeless poor families in the State ever since he won the 2019 elections with false promises. Jagan Reddy was the only Chief Minister in the entire country who had not constructed a single house in his regime.

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