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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vijayalakshmi weaves her way past T-blocks

Y.S. Vijayalakshmi’s deeksha
 YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi’s deeksha for weavers was held amid high tension, violence and police lathicharge at Sircilla in Karimnagar district on Monday. TRS activists tried to block the leader’s convoy all along the route from Hyderabad to Sircilla. Despite deployment of a huge police force, stones, eggs and slippers were thrown by T-activists on the convoy along the route and at the deeksha venue at Ambedkar Chowk in Sircilla.

The police had a tough time clearing the way for Ms Vijayalakshmi’s convoy and had to fight pitched battles with T-activists in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medak and Karimnagar districts.

Many vehicles were damaged in the process. Scores of T-activists including TRS MLAs K.T. Rama Rao, T. Harish Rao and other party leaders were arrested at different places. At Siddipet, the police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

 Ms Vijayalakshmi, who undertook the deeksha for about two hours in the afternoon, however, did not comment on her party’s stand on the Telangana issue, which has been the main demand of the TRS.

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