Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in front of the Assembly on Tuesday after members of BJP and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) attempted to storm it as part of the ‘Attack on Assembly’ call given by the BJP.
Demanding the government to provide jobs to unemployed youth, over 900 persons reached the venue and launched the protest.
When the police tried to stop them from trespassing into the Assembly, the protesters waved placards and raised slogans against the government, following which about 250 persons were taken into preventive custody by the Central Zone police and shifted to the Begum Bazaar and Shahinayathgunj police stations. BJP MLAs K Laxman, G Kishan Reddy and T Raja Singh also were taken into preventive custody. They were released later.
Many protestors were picked up from places including Nampally, Basheerbagh and Nizam College and shifted to Ramgopalpet, Saifabad, and Gandhi Nagar police stations. “We took about 950 persons into preventive custody from across the Central Zone who attempted to swarm the Assembly. They were released later,” said a police officer.