The two major political parties in the State have kept the entire Palnadu region on fire. The opposition Telugu Desam Party had given a call of Chalo Athmakuru in Palnadu area where the party alleges that the TDP sympathisers were driven away from the village. The TDP plans to take these sympathisers back to the village today. The TDP, which had opened a shelter at Guntur with the victims alleged excesses by the ruling YSR Congress. TDP chief and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu alleges that the ruling YSR Congress was resorting to criminal politics in the villages targeting the TDP supporters and sympathisers.
The TDP chief had released two books on the crime committed by the YSR Congress leaders in various villages of Palnadu and placed a charter of 16 demands before the government. The TDP had also released the schedule for the Chalo Athmakuru where Chandrababu Naidu would lead the party leaders and the victims to the village from Guntur from 9 am. He had asked the party leaders and activists from across the 13 districts to join him in the rally from Guntur.
In a counter to this, the ruling YSR Congress also gave a similar call. The YSR Congress leaders sought to expose the criminal politics of the TDP in the last five years. The YSR Congress said that five of its leaders were killed by the TDP from 2014 to 2019 and the party leaders were not even allowed to visit the bereaved families. The YSR Congress leaders said that they would take out a rally with the family members of the victims of the TDP rule.
Meanwhile, the State government had clamped propitiatory orders in Palnadu area including Guntur and resorted to house arrest of several of the TDP leaders. Heavy police forces were deployed in the district to prevent the TDP from taking out any rally. However, Chandrababu Naidu said that no police force can stop him today in his rally to Palnadu