Chandrababu Naidu, TDP leaders refuse to seek bail

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Nanded (Maharashtra), July 17(ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other party members on Saturday decided not to seek bail and continue to be in detention.

The TDP chief arrested along with 75 other politicians, including MPs, state legislators and former ministers, by Maharashtra police on Friday for violating prohibitory orders.

They were taken into preventive custody as they tried to visit the Babli dam in Maharashtra to find out whether Maharashtra is grabbing more than its share of water from the River Godavari.

Naidu had launched a "bus yatra" from Andhra Pradesh border to enter Maharashtra, following which the district administration went into a high alert.

The leaders were produced before a magistrate after they refused to sign on blank bond papers.

According to reports, the magistrate offered bail to the leaders by directing them to return to Andhra Pradesh.

However, the TDP leaders refused to leave Maharashtra till they were allowed to inspect the Babli dam. (ANI)

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