TDP workers pelt stones at Amit Shah's convoy

Stones Pelted At Amit Shah's Convoy in Tirupati

Stones Pelted At Amit Shah's Convoy in Tirupati

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh blocked Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's way, broke the windshield of a vehicle in his convoy, and clashed with BJP workers near Tirumala in Chittoor district on Friday.

On learning about the incident, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was holding a meeting of party leaders here, criticised the workers and warned them that such acts of indiscipline would not to be tolerated. One of the activists hurled a stone on one of the vehicles and he was arrested by police.

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Locals who had come to know about Amit Shah's visit gathered in the town and started shouting "AP Special Category Status" slogans. "It is against our party discipline". Tirupati urban superintendent of police Abhishek Mohanty said, "A stone is said to have been thrown at a private auto". Talking to newsmen here on Friday, Dr Laxman said that the stone attack on Amit Shah a "shameful" act.

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"BJP leaders have lodged a complaint with us over the attack".

Tirupati: BJP President Amit Shah will offer prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near here, tomorrow. It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised Andhra Pradesh Special category Status from Tirupati during the 2014 election campaign. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on April 30 addressed a mammoth gathering at the same venue, where he re-telecasted Modi's assurances and attacked the Centre for going back on its commitments.

TDP pulled out of the NDA in March citing "injustice" to Andhra Pradesh over the Centre's failure to fulfill promises made during the state's bifurcation.

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