Telangana: BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar arrested in Karimnagar

Karimnagar (Telangana): Telangana BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar was arrested by police here on Sunday evening during a protest, informed police officials.

BJP national president JP Nadda has termed it as the “murder of democracy,” ANI reported.

The arrest came after Sanjay Kumar was taken into custody by police while he was holding a protest in Karimnagar demanding the resolution of teachers’ problems in the state. “The arrest of Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay is highly condemnable and amounts to the murder of democracy. He was peacefully staging a protest following all COVID protocols in his office. Police forcibly entered his office & manhandled him,” said JP Nadda.

“K Chandrashekhar Rao government has gone mad seeing BJP’s victory in recent bypolls and the support that our party is receiving in the state. We will take all legal and democratic recourse against the police action,” he added.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan has condemned the “high handedness of Telangana State Police and the arrest of Bandi Sanjay Kumar ahead of Jagarana Deeksha”.

first published:Jan. 3, 2022, 3:09 p.m.

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