Hyderabad, Jul 17: Chiranjeevi chief of Praja Rajyam Party has been arrested in Hyderabad on Thursday, Jul 16 for protesting against the state government's failure to check the increase of prices in essential commodities.
For the first time Chiranjeevi faced arrest after becoming a politician 11 months ago. T Devender Goud, K Kala Venkata rao, K P Reddaiah and other leaders of PRP were also arrested and taken to the Gandhinagar police station.
The PRP party staged agitation state wide on Thursday, Jul 17 demanding that the state government take immediate steps to check spiraling prices of essential commodities.
Chiranjeevi led the agitation in front of the Chief Rationing Office (CRO) and came down heavily on the Opposition party Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government for going into a deep slumber even as the prices of essential commodities sky-rocketed.
Meanwhile, PRP agitation threw traffic out of gear in the Secunderabad area, police resorted to a lathicharge in which many party workers were injured. The police later arrested Chiranjeevi and other PRP leaders and drove them to Gandhinagar police station.