YS Sharmila arrested in Warangal during padayatra

Sharmila was participating in the 223rd day of her padayatra when a group of men, chanting pro-TRS slogans and hailing KCR, reached the place where her caravan was halted and torched it.

Warangal: The Telangana police on Monday arrested YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) chief Y.S Sharmila during her Praja Prasthanam Padayatra near Lingagiri village in Chennaraopet mandal, Warangal district.

Before her arrest, the Sharmila's caravan was attacked and burnt down allegedly by members of the ruling TRS party. Additionally, the mob broke the glasses of cars belonging to YSR Telangana Party leaders. The incident happened near Lingagiri village in Warangal district. Sharmila and some of her party members were arrested to prevent disruption of law and order. She expressed outrage and asked why her party members are being detained for TRS party's faults.

Sharmila was participating in the 223rd day of her padayatra when a group of men, chanting pro-TRS slogans and hailing KCR, reached the place where her caravan was halted and torched it.

Speaking to the media, Sharmila said, "For the past 223 days, I along with my party leaders and representatives have been holding a peaceful padayatra to highlight the plight of various sections of people in Telangana. Our rising popularity has jolted Chief Minister KCR and his party men who want to stop me at any cost. It is highly unfortunate that some police officers are siding with the ruling party and disrupting our efforts to reach the people and raise their issues."

At the public meeting in Narsampet on Sunday, Sharmila criticised the MLA of the constituency for the lack of facilities in the area and said, "If he comes seeking votes again, hit him with broomsticks." Further criticising the TRS government, she alleged that the TRS in the state and the BJP at the national level have been abusing their positions to promote their political interests. She asserted that the BJP has raised the prices of gas and petrol and KCR has raised RTC charges.

The Praja Prasthanam padayatra has crossed the 3,500-km mark, spreading across 75 Assembly segments in the state. Sharmila has covered 1,863 villages under 208 mandals and 61 municipalities, along with four municipal corporations during the padayatra.

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