Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay detained ahead of PM Modi’s visit


Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar was detained after midnight on Wednesday from his residence in Karimnagar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit to the state. A team of police reportedly reached the MP’s residence and took him into custody.

This created a tense atmosphere as Bandi Sanjay’s supporters and party workers tried to stop the police. The state BJP chief could be seen being dragged by policemen and later made to sit inside a police van, according to the news agency ANI. 

He was taken to Bommala Ramaram police station in Nalgonda district. More details on the police action are awaited.

BJP State General Secretary Premender Reddy said, “BJP state president Bandi Sanjay was detained by police past midnight. He has been held from his residence in Karimnagar illegally.”

“They should have initiated any legal process in the morning, where would Bandi Sanjay go? This is nothing but to disturb PM Modi’s program in Telangana,” Reddy alleged.

“What was the need for this action against a Member of Parliament at midnight? What are the crime and case? They are not telling us anything. He is being taken to Bhongir. Why is he being taken there?” Reddy further questioned as quoted by ANI. 

“The reason behind this action is that we are raising our voice against the KCR government over the question paper leak case. This is all against the ‘Democracy’,” he said.

Telangana BJP leaders following the detention of Bandi Sanjay said that a state-wide protest would be launched.

“We are planning to do a state-wide protest against the police action against the BJP State President,” Reddy added. 

PM Modi is scheduled to visit Telangana on April 8 to inaugurate the Vande Bharat Express train from Secunderabad to Tirupati along with launching various other developmental projects.


(With ANI inputs)

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