Dharna Chowk Turns Tense As Opposition Parties Occupy

Call by opposition parties against TRS Government’s decision of shifting Dharna Chowk turned violent after clashes between Communist activists and locals who were supporting government’s decision.

Hyderabad: Dharna Chowk, near Indira Park witnessed lathi charge on leaders of the opposition party with crowds pouring in favour of dharna.

Almost all the opposition parties reached Dhrana Chowk on Monday morning to capture Dharna Chowk. Activists belonging to CPI, CPI (M), BJP, Congress, Jana Sena, Democratic front and TJAC participated in huge numbers which was initially interrupted by the government with police deployed in large numbers.

Earlier attempts by TJAC were foiled by the government when they tried to hold an unemployed rally at the venue. Prof M Kodandaram was arrested as a preventive measure at that time, but now TJAC took utmost precautionary steps to make success of dharna and they went underground since previous night with their cell phone was switch off.

Symbolic protest by opposition parties was successful today with overwhelming support by huge cadre from all parties.

Meanwhile an association in the name of Morning Walkers staged a protest on Sunday in favour to government’s decision of shifting Dharna Chowk. “Several hospitals, Educational Institutions were located around Indira Park and we are facing traffic jams due to these dharnas, so we support Government decision”, morning walkers alleged.

But opposition parties claim that it was organised by ruling party to foil their Dharna on Monday.

Freedom fighters gave support to opposition parties and requested government not to shift the Chowk from City Centre.

TJAC chairman Kodandram was successful in bringing all political opposition parties on a single platform to fight against TRS Government.

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