A number of BJP leaders, together with its nationwide secretary Sunil Deodhar and staff had been taken into police custody after they sought to march to the Jinnah Tower Centre in Guntur on Tuesday night demanding that it’s renamed after former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
After a gathering of the occasion’s youth wing BJYM, the BJP leaders and staff tried to take out a protest march to Jinnah Tower however police foiled it and detained them.
For the previous few months, the BJP and different Hindu organisations have been demanding that the historic Jinnah Tower be renamed however the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities paid no heed.
On Tuesday, Mr Deodhar, the co-in-charge of the occasion for the state, was within the metropolis and sought to guide the protest.
The BJP demanded that the Jinnah Tower be renamed as A P J Abdul Kalam Tower.
BJP Rajya Sabha member G V L Narasimha Rao condemned the high-handed behaviour of the police towards his occasion leaders and their detention.
In a tweet, he questioned “if we’re in AP or Pakistan”.
State BJP president Somu Veerraju stated not solely their occasion but in addition the individuals demanded that the tower be renamed.
He stated there was widespread help for the demand to take away Jinnah’s identify and the tower be renamed after Abdul Kalam. “The state authorities can not undertake an oppressive stance over our demand,” Mr Veerraju added.
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